Thanks, Kristen Grady, for sending me the cartogram!
Many of you (and ALL of you who have had a GISc class with me!) probably know by now that I LOVE cartograms. And I have been a huge fan of Danny Dorling and his Cartogram Factory for years (and by “Cartogram Factory” I am not alluding to some Dickensian assembly line of cartogram makers, but something more akin to Andy Warhol’s Factory of unique and cutting-edge creativity, but maybe minus some of the decadence!).
As shown in the two world population maps above, there is a big difference in mapping data at tha national level versus at the sub-national level using the gridded approach.