Monthly Archives: October 2015

Equal Area Cartograms and Multivariate Labels

There has been recent discussion on equal area cartograms (aka tile maps), for example,¬†NPR Hexagon Maps. But why are they colored symmetric shapes, for example these equal area cartograms from UK publications are squares, hexes and circles: And what other … Continue reading

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Meta Ranking of Visual Attributes in Data Visualization

Encoding data into visual attributes is one of the fundamental processes of data visualization. The challenge is to find the right encoding for the data to be represented. In fact, errors in the choice of encoding is the most common … Continue reading

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