Cartograms

[Updated February 2019]

A cartogram is a map where some mapping variable is substituted for land area or distance. Cartograms are frequently used to depict cities or towns based on their population rather than their land area. This allows maps to accurately show the impact that large concentrations of people have on election results.

I have made numerous population-based cartograms of election results. States that I have turned into cartograms include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. A few examples are below.

 

CT 14Gov results resized by voters

 

me-16prez-results

MI 16Prez results

NY CD22 18Cong results

OH CD12 18SpecElec compared to 12Prez

PA CD18 results

pa-12prez-results-resized-by-10pop

WI 18Primary SenRep results

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s