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Communicating with Maps Part 3: Considering uncertainty and error

In the third part of our series on Communicating with Maps, Diana Sinton discusses the complex and important ideas about the inherent role of uncertainty in the maps we produce. As a means of communication, published maps are trusted by the public well beyond what they may have earned. My theory is that so few people have ever made maps that they have no sense of how the data might have been collected, what decisions could have been made during map design, and how many opportunities for error the whole process provides, that they just accept a published map at face value.

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