A map is a visual representation of geographical data. There are many types of maps that help us better understand our world. Let’s go over the most popular types of maps:
Choropleth maps use color or patterns to display numerical data for specific areas or regions. Choropleth maps can display population density, income, political boundaries and other information.
Icon (marker) maps illustrate different topics by regions using relevant icons or dots. The icon (marker) size is directly proportional to your data. The higher the value, the bigger the icon.
Topographic maps show the shape of geographical surfaces using contour lines. They can visualize different types of landscape: mountains, vegetation, and elevation.
Cartograms visualize statistical information about geographic areas. Cartograms distort the size of regions proportional to their data values. You can use cartograms to show travel time, population, GDP, and more.
Subway maps illustrate underground public transportation routes, stations, and platforms that are connected with straight and curved lines.
Climate maps represent weather patterns based on geographic locations. They show temperature, rainfall, snowfall, wind and more. The colors of climate maps represent different climate zones.
With Infogram map maker you have access to more than 550+ maps - perfect for visualizing any location.
Use a map when you have a story to tell based on geographic data. You can add a map to your next infographic, report, presentation, news article, or social media campaign. Maps are a good way to show country statistics, sales by region, voting results, weather updates, and more.
Find out more about creating interactive maps and charts with Infogram.
Infogram maps let you place an icon or symbol anywhere in the world. You can change the default circle icon to any image from our large icon library.
Infogram offers an integration with Google Sheets. You can create a map connected to live data that updates automatically based on changes to your spreadsheet.
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