mapping & VisualizatioN


Visual analytics can transform qualitative and quantitative information into singular graphics and figures that convey complex patterns, relationships, and contexts. Adding a spatial dimension to the presentation of data can enable a greater understanding of concepts, ideas and theories by engaging our visual pattern recognition and spatial reasoning abilities (Risch, Kao, Poteet & Wu 2008). In addition, visuals reduce the complex cognitive requirements for processing information and enhance our ability for synthesizing data and gaining insights on its meaning and / or implications (Keim, Mansmann, Schneidewind, Thomas, & Ziegler, 2008).

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