A while back I wrote on how geographic data should be represented on a slide using a map. Now a new source of high
quality maps has been launched that can make this easier. At http://mapsfordesign.com
, you can purchase completely editable maps of the US, Canada and many countries of the world. For example, you can purchase a US and Canada map that has every state and province as a separate object, allowing you to change the color individually or pull out only the ones that you want to highlight. This gives you a whole new set of options when wanting to show geographic data. Check it out and see how you can use these maps to create visuals that make geographic data more meaningful to your audiences.