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11 of the Most Influential Infographics of the 19th-Century...

11 of the Most Influential Infographics of the 19th-Century... | Politics 2012 | Scoop.it
We live in a world steeped in graphic information. From Google Maps and GIS to the proliferation of infographics and animated maps, visual data surrounds us.

While we may think of infographics as a relatively recent development to make sense of the immense amount of data available on the Web, they actually are rooted in the 19th century.

Two major developments led to a breakthrough in infographics: advances in lithography and chromolithography, which made it possible to experiment with different types of visual representations, and the availability of vast amounts of data, including from the American Census as well as natural scientists, who faced heaps of information about the natural world, such as daily readings of wind, rainfall, and temperature spanning decades.

But such data was really only useful to the extent that it could be rendered in visual form. And this is why innovation in cartography and graphic visualization mattered so greatly...


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The Baltimore Sun | Breaking news, sports, weather and traffic in Baltimore - baltimoresun.com

The Baltimore Sun | Breaking news, sports, weather and traffic in Baltimore - baltimoresun.com | Politics 2012 | Scoop.it
Baltimore Sun breaking news, sports, weather and traffic in Baltimore
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PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom

PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
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The Voter's Self Defense System

The Voter's Self Defense System | Politics 2012 | Scoop.it
Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit since 1988.
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Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote

Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote | Politics 2012 | Scoop.it
Register to vote, find your polling place, and sign up to volunteer. It's time to make history. It's time to Rock the Vote.
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Helen Keller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Helen Keller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | Politics 2012 | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues.Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more...
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