Regions are colored by a variable. Be careful with your color choices, as they can quickly change what the map shows.
Tutorials and Guides
Making a Quick, Custom Prevalence Map – The Process 139
This week I'm describing my process behind a quick map. You can download the code at the end of this issue.
How to Spot Visualization Lies
Many charts don't tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.
Making an Interactive Map with Category Filters
Let readers focus on the regions they care about to make their own comparisons and conclusions.
Choropleth Maps and Shapefiles in R
Fill those empty polygons with color, based on shapefile or external data.
Oldest and Youngest, by State
States aren't uniformly young and old. Well, other than Maine. This is the breakdown by age group and regions.
Where people are moving in the U.S.
Based on migration data recently released by the IRS, Nami Sumida for the…
Hypothetical map that shows how access changes if more states ban abortion
Based on analysis by economics professor Caitlin Myers, FiveThirtyEight provides a hypothetical map…
Map of homes bought with all cash
For The Washington Post, Emmanuel Martinez, Kevin Schaul and Hamza Shaban mapped the…
Carbon footprint in the city versus the suburbs
Bringing it down the Census tract level, Nadja Popovich, Mira Rojanasakul and Brad…
Splitting the US population evenly, with arbitrary shapes
By Engaging Data, this interactive map shows various splits of the United States…
Where restaurant chains dominate
Researchers Xiaofan Liang and Clio Andris estimated the percentage of restaurants that are…
Country-wide housing shortage
Emily Badger and Eve Washington for NYT’s The Upshot show how the housing…
Where there is more livestock than people in the United States
The United States Department of Agriculture provides annual inventory data on livestock, crops,…
Interest levels for political issues mapped
To estimate public interest in the many political issues across the United States,…
Map of Russian gas exports
Speaking of Russian gas, Josh Holder, Karl Russell and Stanley Reed for The…
The New York Times mapped birth rates, which are down almost everywhere, especially…
Where People are Married and Not
About 48% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is married. I was curious if there were regional variations, so I mapped it.
Where coronavirus cases are peaking
With this simple choropleth map, Lauren Leatherby for The New York Times shows…