Sunday, November 2, 2008

FOX News Political Map - Reevaluated

I wanted to check back with FOX News' election map to see if any improvements were made. What I see is that while the maps themselves are unimpressive, the ability to interact with the vote count at both the county and Congressional District (CD) level is useful. The map boundaries present the user with graphics that are much too big and "blank" as they over shadow the information that is useful in looking at the individual races for president, governor, senate or house seats. The user can change between each type of race that that will change the boundary designation. That is, if you are looking at the races for a house seat, you will be presented with the results by CD and this is a useful way to present the information. I doubt many viewers are familiar the the shape of their CD and its geographic extents. Other races are viewable only at the county level.

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