How Maps Affect Perception

The use of the color red carries the connotation of danger or severity, which may be disastrous when used in a map, causing panic. “Deceptive maps have been a long-standing problem that can obfuscate critical information,” says Mark Altaweel, and he gives the example of a popular map of global airline routes that the media used to show how COVID-19 could potentially spread, scaring people into thinking COVID-19 was spreading in travel-dense areas. Read full article here

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