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Visualizing Data: Introduction to Tilegrams
A free data visualization tool
Short for “tiled cartogram,” a Tilegram is a map made of tiles where regions are proportional to a data set. Tilegrams can represent demographic data more accurately than traditional geographic maps, but still retain a familiar shape. For example, this Tilegram of the United States shows population and better illustrates how many people inhabit each region—yet the U.S. land form is still recognizable.
Tilegrams is not just for population-related data; you can use it to visualize almost any type of proportional comparison in a geographic region. Check out the tool, here