The geographic presentations at the AidData conference were intriguing. Geographic visualization demonstrates variations, trends and inequities in ways that documents cannot. The time series analysis of Angola showing aid projects and conflict incidents was particularly interesting. Geographic representation has become increasingly used by governments and through mash ups. There was a time when experts thought that GIS would never 'cross the chasm' for general use, yet today we have maps and GPS on handheld devices. Decision-making will become more difficult as we increase aid data. Visualization leveraging graphs and dashboards can provide quick insight. Geographic representation is an order of magnitude improvement - simplify information, reduce time to analyze, faster action!