If you have data with disparate values between areas, making an area cartogram is an effective way to map out those values. This article provides a tutorial on how to make area cartogram maps using ArcGIS.
Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires. The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more. Since the listings contained both a country of citizenship and residence, this allows for a peek […]
Area cartogram maps are maps of non-absolute space where the areal extent is in proportion to some measured value. Cartogram maps retain a partially accurate relative location and relative space, but the actual area of the individual polygons features are overrepresented or underrepresented based on the assigned values. Area cartograms […]
The March 2012 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine reviewed the current state of GIS education at landscape architecture schools and found that although GIS is a “vital tools for large-scale land planning” some schools are not making it mandatory for students to train in geospatial technologies. The magazine in Spring of 2011 […]
Every June, my local paper is filled with the local private school announcements containing lists and lists and lists of where students have been accepted to. With all the private schools competing with each other to showcase college acceptances for that year, creating a map showing the locations of colleges […]
University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, with Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, has launched “Visualizing Emancipation,” the first interactive map showing the end of American slavery during the U.S. Civil War. The application displays more than 3,000 geographically tagged emancipation events, such as reports of African Americans helping […]
April 15th marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean. Esri has created a map story that looks at the geography, class, and fate of the passengers on the ship. The online mapping application geocoded the hometowns of all passengers (Titanic’s crew was not […]