Maps should be simple, simple to make
and simple to use.
I simplify shape files to use them in
Tableau but you can use them in other apps too.
Why should you do this?
Speaking in simple words Tableau draws
maps by joining nodes with lines in order given by ShapeToTab. If
there are many nodes Tableau has to work harder and performs slower.
Besides that it is a great way of spending free time :)
I am planning to add a few posts about data in the real world, yes life and data also exist outside the internet. I have no idea how I will achieve this as I do not go out so often. Keep your fingers crossed :)
If you are into a data analysis, you have
argued with your data more than once. Pieces of data software have made you
crazy. Be honest, you have insulted Excel or any other application. After
reading this magical blog post you will appreciate modern data programs. You
will purr like a kitty thinking of calculating on your computer.
I have visited Arithmeum, a museum devoted
to calculating methods and machines. It is placed in Bonn, Germany.