Map Design Gone Wrong – Have Infographics and Data Visualizations Ruined Good Map Design?

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Cartographers take pride in their work, typically applying all the rules and principles of good cartographic design to their work, all in an effort to make people want to look at and appreciate their work (See Esri, Make Maps People Want to Look at).  [Read more…]

Infographic – The Past and Future of Drones in the U.S.

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Americans have a long love affair with aviation, so why should unmanned aviation be any different? Truth is, it probably won’t be, as tens of thousands of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, will launch into the skies over the U.S. in the next couple of decades. What’s our history with drones, how are they being used, what’s to come, and what are some of the legal issues with expanding the use of civilian drones? [Read more…]

Infographic – Company Acquisitions: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and Other Business Giants

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In 2005, Rupert Murdoch, a veteran business mogul with a solid reputation in creating empires out of companies was so sure of social media’s future that he bought MySpace for a whopping $580 million.  He couldn’t be any more right… and wrong. Social media was (and is) the future, but the future belongs to Facebook, a college dorm startup founded just a year before the MySpace deal. Years later, Murdoch would sell MySpace for $35 million – merely 6% of its acquisition price. [Read more…]

Top 10 Ways To Break Your New iPhone 5S or 5C – Infographic

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MacSales shares with us… We’ve all been there. One second, you and your iPhone are blissfully skipping through a field of flowers—you’re texting, watching YouTube videos, updating your status to “feeling exhausted” on Facebook for the third day in a row—and just like that, your moment comes to a screeching halt. [Read more…]