How to Make a State Map Grid with Small Multiples in R
Combining small multiples with the grid layout can make for an intuitive geographic reference.
We went over how to make a state grid map. Instead of using actual borders and geography, state-level data is placed in a grid layout that roughly represents the United States.
We went over making small multiples, which allows you to make comparisons across various groups or categories in a limited amount of space.
When you combine the two, you get: small multiples arranged in a grid layout. This method grew in popularity over the past couple of years.
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