What type of data does a map graph represent?

Map graphs represent spatial data in conjunction with quantitative or categorical data.

Specific data types:

  1. Spatial Data:

    • Geographical regions: Countries, states, counties, or any other defined area on a map.

    • Points of interest: Specific locations like cities, stores, or landmarks.

  2. Quantitative Data:

    • Numerical values: Wobby uses color gradients to represent varying levels of a numerical variable across different regions.

    For example, a map might show population density by state, with darker colors indicating higher densities.

    • Statistical measures: Summary statistics like averages, medians, or rates, calculated for each region.

  3. Categorical Data:

    • Distinct groups: Wobby uses different colors or patterns to represent categories across regions.

    For example, a map could show election results by state, with each color representing a different political party.

Examples of data types that may be better represented by Map graph:

  • Sales figures by region

  • Crime rates by county

  • Disease prevalence by country

  • Election results by state

  • Distribution of natural resources

  • Weather patterns across different areas

In Data, update map location, location type, and value column.

To view the different values on the map, move the slider on the bottom right side of the map graph from low to high.

Under the Style tab:

  • Update Title and description

  • Choose an appropriate color palette

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