Reading: Lying with Maps

August 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

Lying with Maps reveals how seemingly unbiased maps can greatly distort reality, lying with statistics.

Mark Monmonier (author of How to Lie with Maps) wrote this paper in 2005, and draws inspiration from Darell Huff’s How to Lie with Statistics. The paper’s concepts of bias are not dissimilar to the previous reading; ‘Deconstructing the Map’.

One prominent image from the paper represents the same data in different ways:





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