A minor point on palette choices: while my minor contact time with geography/mapping types tells me that the scale for the DC thematic map is consistent with standard principles, in this particular case I would have chosen a monochromatic scale because of the sometimes dramatic differences between adjacent regions. With this particular choice, it is sometimes hard to grasp the relationships. I don't agree with Edward Tufte that monochromatic is generally preferred, but this is one of the very few times I'd disagree with soupa-prof's choices.
One other point: I know that mapping Starbucks is easier, but Starbucks in DC would correlate heavily with the federal-office area and then (minorly) with diplomacy row. I'm guessing that the swath of dark blue in the near NW is in the DuPont-Zoo corridor. Any other retail or facilities data that might be indicative of residential wealth?
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