Beyond choropleth maps

A survey paper

A short survey paper on different visualization techniques for quantitative areal geodata at the intersection of geography, data visualization and data journalism. The paper is neither published nor peer-reviewed and as such more of an informal exercise to gather a few ideas and sources. Consider it a work in progress.


  • uncomissioned


  • 2015


  • Choropleth Maps
  • Spatial Treemaps
  • Grid Maps
  • Cartograms