Bubble Map
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Bubble Map

bubble map

Description

With this data map, circles are displayed over a designated geographical region with the area of the circle being proportional to its value in the dataset.

Bubble Maps are good for comparing proportions over geographic regions without the issues caused by regional area size, as seen with Choropleth Maps. However, the major flaw with Bubble Maps is that overly large bubbles can overlap other bubbles and regions on the map, so this needs to be accounted for.



Functions

Location
Proportions




Anatomy

bubble map







Tools to Generate Visualisation

AnyChart CARTO Datavisual Khartis Google docs Polymaps ZoomCharts