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.
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…
Design your own election scenario
As we have seen, small shifts in voting behavior of various demographic groups…
Racist housing policy from 1930s and present-day temperature highs
Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich for The New York Times show how policies…
Distribution of unemployment at the tract level
We’ve been hearing a lot about national unemployment rate, but it’s not uniformly…
Where people are wearing masks
NYT’s The Upshot ran a survey through the data firm Dynata asking people…
Map of Foreign Students
There are over 1 million international higher-education students enrolled in the United States. This map shows where they reside.
It's hard to think of much else. These maps show the racial divide between black and white people in major cities.