Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-03-01

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  • Mapping coronavirus, responsibly
    The map is using totals (absolute values) as its raw data. There are very very few golden rules in cartography but this is one of them: you cannot map totals using a choropleth thematic mapping technique.
  • Oregon Engineer Makes History With New Traffic Light Timing Formula – Institute for Justice
    Mats’s work was generally met with interest, but when he e-mailed the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying, things took an abrupt illegal U-turn. The Board told Mats it had no interest in hearing about his ideas. Fair enough. But the Board didn’t stop there. After a two-year investigation, it fined him $500 for publicly criticizing the timing of traffic lights without having a Professional Engineer license. The Board also forbid him from continuing to discuss his research.
  • 1. – Castaways – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
    ‘The curse of the widow and fatherless light upon the man that breaks open this box, whilst he has a ship at his back.’

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