Thirty Five Years of Computer Cartograms

@article{Tobler2004ThirtyFY,
  title={Thirty Five Years of Computer Cartograms},
  author={Waldo Tobler},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  year={2004},
  volume={94},
  pages={58 - 73}
}
  • W. Tobler
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Physics
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Abstract The notion of a cartogram is reviewed. Then, based on a presentation from the 1960s, a direct and simple introduction is given to the design of a computer algorithm for the construction of contiguous value-by-area cartograms. As an example, a table of latitude/longitude to rectangular plane coordinates is included for a cartogram of the United States, along with Tissot's measures for this map projection. This is followed by a short review of the subsequent history of the subject and… 

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