Example Hex Map

Beyond simply providing visual variety, hex maps can increase usability and reduce visual bias.  Hex maps also allow regions like the New England to be easier to view and select with a cursor.   They can be used to reduce the impact of visual weight misrepresenting population.  For instance, New Jersey is one sixteenth the area of Montana, but nearly nine times the population.  Note: Hex maps do not support city data.  View data file for this hex map excel icon[XLS – 2 KB] Hex maps can also be filterable. View data file for this filterable hex map excel icon[XLS – 2 KB]

Page last reviewed: July 14, 2021
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