Cartogram

Cartogram of Rhode Island

 

Cartograms “stretch” or “shrink” a map according to a the data  variable.  Instead of area, this cartogram’s data layer is based on population, so Foster shinks while the Providence metropolitan area expands.  How can you use this cartogram within the classroom?  What happens to you local area in this cartogram?  How does this give us a different picture of the Ocean State?  

See on provplan.org

Cartogram

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