A 3-D rendered map of Australia depicting a month of bushfires grew popular last week. Some thought it misleading. Others thought it was okay. It’s probably somewhere in the middle of that.
Misleading Map, or Misinterpreted? (The Process #72)
Setting Visualization Expectations to Avoid Audience Confusion (The Process #41)
People misinterpret charts all of the time, because they go in with the wrong expectations before they even fully interpret what a chart is about.