Cartogram

Regions scale based on data instead of preserving geographic area.

Tutorials and Guides

Examples

xkcd: Alphabetical cartogram

A deeply insightful map from xkcd. See also: 19 maps that will blow…

McDonald’s Locations vs. Golf Courses

There are thousands of McDonald's locations, but there are still more golf courses in the United States. This seems surprising, but some maps make it clear.

Increasing alcohol-related deaths

Alcohol consumption, based on ethanol volume estimates, has been rising over the past…

Trying to isolate Russia

The New York Times shows how the west tried to isolate Russia and…

Interest levels for political issues mapped

To estimate public interest in the many political issues across the United States,…

Voting gains for 2020, compared to 2016 election

For The New York Times, Ford Fessenden, Lazaro Gamio and Rich Harris go…

Who can vote by mail

There’s going to be a lot more voting by mail this year. The…

Fixing the ‘impeach this’ map with a transition to a cartogram

As discussed previously, the “impeach this” map has some issues. Mainly, it equates…

Cartogram of where presidential candidates campaign

Presidential candidates campaign harder in some states more than others. National Popular Vote…

Make your own tiled cartograms

A challenge of using geographic maps to show data is that larger regions…

Elemental cartograms

Along the same lines as the scaled Periodic Table, Elemental Cartograms by chemistry…

Growing urban populations

In this simple interactive animation by Periscopic, in partnership with UNICEF, we see…

Abstract maps of the United States

Esquire invited a handful of map-makers to represent the United States outside its…