Friday, August 12, 2016

Miami Zika Map Tells Partial Story

Readers are drawn to dynamic        (moving) pictures. So the dynamic map on the Miami Herald site caught my eye.  

Problem - it's hard to work with. It took me a while to figure out that I could pause the timeline. But the real challenge comes when you have to "guess" how the size of the circle translates into actual number of new Zika cases. You can't hover over the circle to get a count. 

In sum the map clearly shows that Zika is spread - and in what Fla counties. But that's about it.

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