How to choose a bivariate color palette?

Bivariate color palettes are products of combining two separate color palettes. They are usually represented by a square with rows (one color palette) and columns (second color palette). You can more about how they are made in the blog post “Bivariate Choropleth Maps: A How-to Guide” by …

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Evaluation of the new palette() for R

R version 4.0 is just around the corner. One of the changes in the new version is the improved default color palette using the palette() function. Proposed colors The new proposed palette() default is less saturated and more balanced, while at the same time, it follows the same basic pattern of …

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World population growth through time

A few months ago I have made an attempt to visualize the world population changes from 1800 to 2100: Inspired by @MaxCRoser and @jkottke, I've tried to visualize the world population changes from 1800 to 2100. My new blog post at https://t.co/XpBpkZLO9s describes how this animation was made …

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How much our maps are distorted?

Last week Neil Kaye tweeted: Animating the Mercator projection to the true size of each country in relation to all the others. Focusing on a single country helps to see effect best.#dataviz #maps #GIS #projectionmapping #mapping pic.twitter.com/clpCiluS1z — Neil Kaye (@neilrkaye) October 12, …

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The world (population) is changing

Last month, Max Roser presented a cartogram of the Earth’s population in 2018. He also provided some perspectives on its spatial distribution in an article on the worldinourdata.org, which I recommend. Links to the article were shared in many places, including in the blog post A Map of the …

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Life (expectancy), animated

Global socio-economic data is easily accessible nowadays. Just type the indicator of interest and the name of the country in your preferred search engine and you can find its value, sometimes also an additional plot or a map. But what about when you want to go further and (for example): Want to …

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Making maps of the USA with R: alternative layout

Update (2018-12-12): Alternative approach to this problem can be found at https://github.com/Nowosad/us-map-alternative-layout. Introduction Maps of United States often focus only on the contiguous 48 states. In many maps Alaska and Hawaii are simply not shown or are displayed at different …

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