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March 11, 2009 12:08 PM   Subscribe

We've very much enjoyed the beautiful work of the NYT graphic and infovisual design staff before, but what about when those glorious graphs and interactive adventures don't turn out as expected? Still pretty neat.
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posted by carsonb at 12:09 PM on March 11, 2009


Weird all around. It seems like a lot of the errors are down to the piss-poor software people have to work with when doing GIS.
posted by wierdo at 12:11 PM on March 11, 2009


I kinda like the Beijing one. Modern art!
posted by LN at 12:14 PM on March 11, 2009


Michigan Counties of the FUTURE!!!!
posted by odinsdream at 12:26 PM on March 11, 2009


I would like it if more charts looked like this.
posted by slogger at 12:37 PM on March 11, 2009


FUCK YOU
I'M DELAWARE

posted by hifiparasol at 12:41 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


You think Beiging looks like Berlin but it really looks like a brain cell.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:42 PM on March 11, 2009


> Michigan Counties of the FUTURE!!!!

Coworker: "They grey parts are what Canada annexed."
Me (points to our location): "Why aren't we getting better healthcare already?"
posted by ardgedee at 12:45 PM on March 11, 2009


Yeah, I like the ones (like Michigan) where you can sort of tell what went wrong more than the ones (like Beijing) where it's all just a hairy mess.

But then, I'm a big nerd. Art you can debug — what's not to like?
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:48 PM on March 11, 2009


You think Beiging looks like Berlin but it really looks like a brain cell.

Hey, a post about mistakes gets some leeway.
posted by carsonb at 12:53 PM on March 11, 2009


Oh ESRI how I do not miss thee.
posted by Big_B at 1:03 PM on March 11, 2009


It's an all new episode of TV's Censored Graphical Design Bloopers and Practical Jokes!
posted by ALongDecember at 1:06 PM on March 11, 2009


I would like it if more charts looked like this.

The real chart doesn't look much better.
posted by smackfu at 1:14 PM on March 11, 2009


Wow, itäs amazing anyone gleans out anything good-looking using the travesty that is ARCJIZZ. TOo bad I haven't posted the 50000000000000 crap maps I've made on the web. Maybe they are awful enough to get a metafilter post?
posted by melissam at 2:09 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


Probably not.
posted by carsonb at 2:15 PM on March 11, 2009


Today's was particularly good.
How do they make money from these things?
You say they don't?
Well, maybe we'll get so addicted we'll be willing to pay a modest fee for access.
posted by cogneuro at 3:42 PM on March 11, 2009


1917 map of Beijing (after trying to use spline-based georeferencing in ArcGIS)
U.S. states (Shapefile, opened in ArcGIS)


Yeah. Welcome to my world.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 9:18 PM on March 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


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