You have a report to send (or a presentation). The deadline is 30 minutes.
While going through it for the final time you realize, the state-wise data that you have presented in bar chart can be shown on a map more intuitively. But you are out of time. Also you do not have any access to the visualization software that you generally use in office computer.
The best solution is to open mapchart.net .
Here is my small project with mapchart and it took just 15 mins to create two maps with the available data.
Here I compared the different states with respect to death by cancer in 100,000 population in 2016. I took the data from www.americashealthrankings.org
Few interesting things that can be seen from the comparison are -
- Females deaths are less than male deaths.
- Utah and Colorado have overall least caner deaths while Kentucky, West Virginia and Mississippi has the highest.
By comparing different data like smoking percentage, personal income, healthcare cost, insurance umbrella, poverty etc between different states there may be a way to find a relation between the different players influencing cancer in the states. This is an ongoing project.
Here's the steps to use mapchart.
Step 1: Get the data
Step 2: Open mapchart.net (Do not use edge. The map gets created nicely but behaves a bit funny when downloaded as picture)
Step 3: Select USA-> States (You can select a lot of other countries and the world)
Step 4: Select the fill color ( You can change the color by a click)
Step 5: Click on the states with the color you want to fill.
Step 6: Change the 'Fill Color' and click on other states.
Step 7: Fill up the 'Legend Title' with the title of your map.
Step 8: Fill up the 'Label' beside each 'Color'...or 'Remove' them.
Step 9: Download the image
You can download my data here: