I attended the monthly Phnom Penh GIS meetup yesterday and there was an interesting discussion on lying with maps, or more accurately, misrepresenting data. With this discussion fresh in my mind I was thumbing through today’s Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia’s largest English language daily newspaper), and saw an article titled Kingdom’s arable land all but gone with a map that caught my eye: If you don’t have time to read the whole article, I will summarize it for you: A local human rights NGO has created a map showing economic land concessions in Cambodia. Economic land concessions are a contentious issue […]
Using a base layer such as Google Maps or Open Street Map is a great way to easily add context and extra detail to your map. Today I’ll share with you some tips on how they can be used most effectively.