American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Anamorphic Cartograms and Environmental Risk Analysis

Chiara Porporato, Tamara Bellone and Francesco Fiermonte

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2016.379.390

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 6

Pages 379-390

Abstract

Both Geography and Statistics use graphical representations. Information Technology has enhanced the visualization of data, beyond the traditional aspects, to such an extent that we can nowadays speak of an "image society". Traditional thematic mapping also shows transformations of a variable over time, linking the geographical datum to the time variable. For some decades now a number of cartograms have been in use, for which the base area is displaced as a function of a particular factor, these are known as anamorphic cartograms. An anamorphic map is easier to read and may give an overview of a geographic whole.

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© 2016 Chiara Porporato, Tamara Bellone and Francesco Fiermonte. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.