I think this an important post. Courtney got interested in the visual presentation of information and gave herself a mini-course in it. Some of the links involve, I think, more than just bells and whistles. They really show you how smart grahpics make you smarter. Look at the adaptation of the Tokyo subway map, but then also check out the analysis, in which the firm was able to read the flow of information in a whole new and eally quite useful way.
Lauren then jogged over to 10,000 words and also taught us a little about geo-tagging.
Meanwhile, the Atlantic, trying to impress Courtney, IS trying maps and stuff. But I didn't think this one made use of the potential we saw on those other sites.