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choropleth

Easier online choropleth maps with Landline

Despite the frequent use of choropleth maps online, they're still kind of tricky to produce for beginners. Landline, an open source JavaScript library from ProPublica,…

Relationship Status Geography

Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.

Smoking rates and income

Based on a study on smoking prevalence from 1996 to 2012, a map by The New York Times shows the results. Smoking rates among men…

Small Maps and Grids

Maybe you want to make spatial comparisons over time or across categories. Organized small maps might do the trick.

How to Make an Interactive Choropleth Map

When presented with a static graphic, it can be useful to see specific values after you see overall patterns. This tutorial shows you how to add simple interactions to a choropleth map so you can get specifics for regions.

Girls expected to live shorter lives in some counties?

We've seen life expectancy at the country and state levels, but the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently released life expectancy data at the county level.

Metal bands per capita

By Reddit user depo_, this map showing metal bands per capita around the world is making the rounds. Clear dominance in Sweden and Finland.…

Are gas prices really that high?

Since we're on the subject of US gas prices, let's take a look at how they compare to the rest of the world. Having talked…

Adults with college degrees, over time

The Chronicle of Higher Education lets you explore the percentage of adults with college degrees from 1940 up to present, by county. Press play and…

Football supporter map of London

Map of London colored by what team the majority supports. Not much of a soccer... ahem, sorry, football fan. Accurate? [QPRdotorg via We Love Datavis]…

Mapping human development in America

In work with the American Human Development Project, Rosten Woo and Zachary Watson map the Human Development Index, along with many other indicators in this…

How to Make a US County Thematic Map Using Free Tools

There are about a million ways to make a choropleth map. The problem is that a lot of solutions require expensive software or have a high learning curve. It doesn't have to be that way.