# The State of the Art in Cartograms

@article{Nusrat2016TheSO, title={The State of the Art in Cartograms}, author={Sabrina Nusrat and Stephen G. Kobourov}, journal={Computer Graphics Forum}, year={2016}, volume={35} }

Cartograms combine statistical and geographical information in thematic maps, where areas of geographical regions (e.g., countries, states) are scaled in proportion to some statistic (e.g., population, income). Cartograms make it possible to gain insight into patterns and trends in the World around us and have been very popular visualizations for geo‐referenced data for over a century. This Work surveys cartogram research in visualization, cartography and geometry, covering a broad spectrum of…

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