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Andy Kriebel created a nifty viz on his blog that answered the question every car owner has asked,"When is the best time to fill up?" His blogpost was really more about the visualization type and how a map can be better than a table. What caught my eye though, was his use of a red and blue palette for the map. So, I asked the question and had a good dialogue (that's what the FB page is for, right?). Encouraging me to give it a go, I downloaded the workbook and tweaked the colors, title, and legend. The result is demonstrated below in a little four panel comic I put together in tableau. I seriously was frustrated and had fun at the same time trying to do this comic, which I think may be a recurring feature (and hopefully it will improve over time). Big props to Matt Francis for his help!
Click on the maps to visit Andy's post or the remade viz on tableau public.