Visualizing Gas Prices: AAA.com, GasBuddy.com, and FoxNews.com

How do you give unbiased, actionable information in map form?

I woke up this morning needing to fill-up the fuel tank in my vehicle, so I jumped online to look up gas prices. I was met with a graphic from Fox News that seemed interesting to me. Here it is:

A map of the United States shows different color gradients based on price of gasoline. Blue is cheapest and concentrated in the South, while red is more expensive and found in the west, the midwest, and the northeast.
Source: https://www.foxnews.com/

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Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

DrPH in Epidemiology. Associate/JHBSPH. Adjunct/GMU. Epidemiologist at a county health dept. Editor, History of Vaccines. Father. Husband. (He/Him/His/El)