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How to use symbols for greater impact in charts

Using sym­bols to rep­re­sent data can increase impact and under­stand­ing of the under­ly­ing data. In this post, I’ll dis­cuss some best prac­tices for doing this suc­cess­fully in charts, maps, and dia­grams. The fol­low­ing weather sym­bols are used to show driz­zle, rain, and snow a. The sym­bols look roughly like driz­zle, rain­drops, and snowflakes: They are […]