Visualisation type: Chloropleth map
A chloropleth maps is a thematic map in which geographical areas or regions are coloured in proportion to a numeric variable. Chloropleth maps are widely used and provide an easy way to visualise how a measurement varies across a geographic area. The boundaries of the geographic areas can be based on administrative regions (e.g. countries, neigbourhoods), geographic coverage zones of (public) service facilities (e.g. healthcare, police) or any other devision of a geographic area. Which devision to be used will depend on the datavisualisation purpose. Both policy domain, map readibility, privacy and detail level of available data must be considered.