What Makes a Map Good

The most useful maps distort what they depict and leave out tons of possible information

Barbara Tversky
May 21, 2019 · 5 min read
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From its earliest days, humankind has put thought into the world: cave art depicting animals, tallies on sticks and bones, and especially a wide variety of maps, suited to different purposes, from a small portable stone map found in Spain that was used for navigation by foot to…