lundi 12 mars 2012

Archipels de prospérité

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archipels de prospérité
Archipelagos of Prosperity test: Previously, I had mentioned a map of prosperity in France that created a buzz amongst the R community. Following the idea of mapping sociological indicators, I tested a few ways of mixing ordinal and geographical visualizations in these posts (the 1st and the 2nd). Prosperity is an actual topic in our period of crisis. I imagined a way of representig prosperity on a map, besides the choropleth and the cartogram. For the creation below, I took inspiration on a book cover that figured a chart as a fictive landscape and based on my observation of islands of prosperity on Coulmont's map, I imagined France as an oniric landscape made of archipelagos, lagoons. This exotic vision contrasts with the toughness of the subject.