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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: choropleth map

  • Shaded maps can emphasise large areas much more than small ones - for example highlighting rural areas over urban, if fixed population areas such as Super Output Areas are shown. Consider providing an alternate mode in which values are represented by circles, or values are scaled by the area size (ie showing density).

Benefits & pitfalls: pie chart

  • Pie charts are often criticised. Comparing the size of pie segments can be difficult, and many visualisation experts suggest that bar-charts should be used instead.

How to create your own

Create your own: choropleth map

  • Chloropleth maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.

Create your own: pie chart

  • Pie charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.

Compound map with selectable doughnut chart

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Breakdown by area of under-18 profiles on national DNA database.
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