Virtues of visualization

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The article discusses the importance of cartography to scientists in the U.S. Maps are vital to them because it represents a visualization of the world. Since no flat map of the Earth's curves surface can preserve both an area and angle, geographers invented a plethora of projections to allow them to choose the distortions judiciously. The International Business Machines' (IBM) Visual Communication Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created Many Eyes,, which provides the public with tools to create visualizations such as network diagrams, depicting nodes and connections within networks, and treemaps, and displaying hierarchical data as groups of nested rectangles.

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