I have just completed my Data Visualisation course at Monash University. It was very interesting and the assignments were very enjoyable.
I built a dashboard with a map of NSW and its suburbs dynamically connected to line chart and a summary table of the data.
The one thing i learnt was how much I appreciate software like Pyramid Analytics, BI Office that implements geo spatial maps in a heart beat.
It could have been because I was new to D3, but simply put it took me a few days find and code a geo spatial map interface that was interactive for something that software does in a few minutes.
Finally connecting the map shapes on the maps to the line graph and the tabular data was an effort in itself. Yes, I probably have larger scope to customise my dashbaord as I want however at the end of the day all I want is an interactive map.
If someone wants more information please comment below and I will be happy to write a post on the matter