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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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Equal Area Cartograms

Choropleth maps are extremely popular (e.g. try image search on Bing or Google). But choropleth maps have many short comings including: Small areas may be invisible (e.g. Dubai, Singapore) Identification of a particular region or finding a named target can … Continue reading

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