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Multipanel map
This map presents information about the murder rate in the United States during 1976. It shows the rates in six intervals, relying on several smaller maps to do that.
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Graphical Perception: Theory, Experimentation, and Application to the Development of Graphical Methods. W. S. Cleveland and R. McGill (1984). Journal of the American Statistical Association, 79:531-554. (Area Profile)
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • 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).
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  • Chloropleth maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.