Friday, 4 April 2008

Term of the day

Choropleth map. Amazing that I got through 32 years of my life without knowing what to call a geographic map that you use to illustrate quantitative data (like this one from the Midwest paper or this one from a few years ago). And, since nobody outside cartography knows what “choropleth” means, I’ll probably never use the term again either.


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[Permalink] 1. Michelle wrote @ Fri, 4 Apr 2008, 11:31 am CDT:

You could always through the term about at faculty parties/conferences to make others feel stupid. :)

[Permalink] 2. Alfie wrote @ Sat, 5 Apr 2008, 8:18 am CDT:

Well I went 28 years w/o knowing what culottes were until I heard about Andy Kennedy wearing them (?!?!?) in NYC Tuesday afternoon.

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