14.09.2017 by Marisa Krystian

Maps can be visual representations of Earth, its features, or the people who call it home. They may vary in aesthetic and intention, but one thing is clear – maps help people quickly understand geographic data in a way that is compelling and memorable.

Infogram’s mapping tool is as versatile as geography itself, capable of visualizing data from any industry, in any corner of the world. We’ve selected a few examples to show you how easy it is to customize interactive maps with Infogram:

1) Tiled, In-Depth Map of French Wine

France is known for producing some of the best wines, from the sparkling wine of Champagne to the reds of Burgundy. This map showcases Infogram’s tile layers, which give your map added depth and artistic flare. Each marker, or icon, shows the wine the region is most known for. The regions have been labeled and tooltips activated.

2) Heatmap of Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity continues to put millions of Americans at risk for a range of chronic diseases, including diabetes. This heatmap shows the severity of the epidemic across the United States, with the states most heavily affected in dark green. Use the interactive tabs to switch between datasets. Our tabs save space and make your content more engaging.

3) Auto-Zoom Map of Facebook Censorship

Several countries have censored or banned access to Facebook, including China, Iran, and North Korea. Here we took a map of the world and used ‘auto-zoom’ to focus on specific data points. The tile layer is subtle, with colors that match the Facebook brand. Viewers can hover over our interactive tooltips for additional information.

4) Color-Coded Map of U.S. National Parks

The U.S. has over 59 protected national parks. These maps show how often each park was visited in 2016. The size of the markers is proportional to how many visitors they received last year. We made the ‘inactive color’ gold and markers green to better depict colors found in nature.

5) Shapes Map of Nobel Prize Winners

Between 1901 and 2016, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations. A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. This interactive heatmap is simple and clean. Hover over specific countries to see just how many Nobel Prize Laureate’s they have.

 

Now that you know where to buy wine in France, which U.S. national parks to visit, and what country has the most Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to make a map. Sign up or log in to Infogram to explore our powerful mapping tool for yourself.

If you’d like additional information, watch our helpful video map tutorial here!