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Looking for techniques for accessible maps


From: Whitney Quesenbery
Date: Nov 16, 2013 10:26AM

Inquiring for a colleague who is working with an government agricultural

One of their functions is a detailed map that describes where land is and
how it is being used.

At the top level, they have a list of fields (the kind cows stand in, not a
form field) with a related visual map presentation. The list contains the
metadata (who owns it, what is it used for) in an accessible format.

But, there's some more detailed information, such as things like how much
margin is being left between hedges, crop layouts and so on. Today, this is
being done with crayons on a large paper map.

Her project will be putting all this information online - already a
challenge - and needs to be done in a way that makes the detail accessible.

She's looking for research or resources in accessible visual data or
mapping. Any ideas or pointers?

Whitney Quesenbery
www.wqusability.com | @whitneyq

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