Instead of using geographic boundaries, same-size cells are used to represent areas to provide equal visual attention to all.
Tutorials and Guides
How to Make Small Multiples in Excel
Also known as trellis charts, lattice chart, or whatever you want to call them, the technique lets you compare several categories in one view.
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.
Google Maps incorrectly pointing people to crisis pregnancy centers
Davey Alba and Jack Gillum, for Bloomberg, found that Google Maps commonly points…
Full scope of gun deaths in the U.S.
As I’m sure you know, mass shootings, which gain attention because the scale…
Pollution by the rich versus poor
Based on estimates from the World Inequality Lab, Bloomberg shows how wealthier individuals’…
Abortion restrictions in the U.S. mapped
For FiveThirtyEight, Anna Wiederkehr and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, with illustrations by Nicole Rifkin, delve…
Congressmen who enslaved people
Using old Census records and documents, Julie Zauzmer Weil, Adrian Blanco and Leo…
Mapping the probable heat around the world
Earth is getting warmer, and the previously abstract concept seems to grow more…
Four types of people who prevent full vaccination
The United States vaccination rate was rolling for a while there, but it…
1 in 5 prisoners had Covid-19, a grid map
The Marshall Project and The Associated Press report on the Covid-19 rates in…
Where there are hospital staff shortages
Reporting for NPR, Sean McMinn and Selena Simmons-Duffins on staffing shortages: On data…
How to vote in each state
Each state is handling mail-in voting in a certain way with varying timelines…
Where Your Job is Most Popular
Some jobs are common nationwide, because they are needed everywhere. Others are more specific to geography. See where job falls on the spectrum.
Most Uniquely Popular Job in Each State
These are the jobs in each state that are most specific to the place.
Working on Tips, by State
What percentage of a waiter and waitress's income comes from tips and what comes from salary? The calculation isn't straightforward but we can try.