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.
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.
Mapping the Spread of Obesity
A look at the rise for each state over three decades, for men and women.
Grid map shows shifting states
You’re likely familiar with the state grid map form used these days. Instead…