Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beautiful Map and Chart Bloopers from New York Times

1917 map of Beijing (after trying to use spline-based georeferencing in ArcGIS)

The maps, charts and interactive graphics of the New York Times must be the envy of the industry. Graphic editor Matthew Bloch shares some of the bloopers created when data went wrong. Generously, links to the final pieces are often included.

Chart of box office revenue

Matthew Bloch - Accidents (via the excellent The Morning News)