CRC 1342 Advent Calendar

12 December 2020

Designing choropleth maps: What projection to choose?

Gabriela Molina discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different map projections in her article on medium.com. When using thematic maps, so-called choropleth maps, she advocates the use of equal-area projections, as they correctly represent the size of land masses and thus of countries and regions.  

 

Figure: Five examples of equal-area projections

Read the full blog-post at medium.com: Designing choropleth maps: What projection to choose?

More information on the work of Gabriela Molina and the Team of project A01: Measuring the Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Cross-national Interdependencies. Co-creating the Global Welfare State Information System