Maps – considering projections

Maps should be used in moderation says Friedrich Lindenberg – and he is right. It is tempting to use maps for all kinds of visualizations, but there a quite a lot of pitfalls (a classic one: your data actually relates to the number of people living in a certain area, not the size of that area). […]

Tools, tools, tools

Recommendations for simple charts: Datawrapper Chartbuilder RAW   Very helpful list for a broad range of tools: Digital Resources for investigative reporters, by Friedrich Lindenberg. Some quotes: Storing and searching sets documents can be done with DocumentCloud, which is more appropriate than e.g. Dropbox. Getting text and tables out of PDFs is an ugly process, but Tabula, CometDocs ($) andABBYY […]