Choropleth Map

Use data visualization to make meaning dynamically.

Humans are innately designed to quickly understand and process visual information. Communication design can leverage this ability to enlighten and persuade an audience. Geographic visualizations help us understand weather conditions, population density, disease spread, language usage, migration routes, land usage, political activity, socio economic status, product purchases, conflict zones, internet connectivity, and much more. For this project you will display data using a choropleth map, one of many kinds of geographic visualization, in which numeric data are plotted onto regions, like countries or zip codes, and share your map online.

Tableau Excel
  • Data
  • Visualization
  • Map

Learning Goals

After you finish this activity you will be able to:

  • Create an interactive choropleth map that is uncluttered and easy to understand
  • Represent data accurately, without distortion
  • Use data to tell a story that provides interesting insights
  • Share your map online

Instructions

Follow these steps to complete the project.

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You've grown your multimedia literacy while creating cool things! Well done, you!

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