Scapetoad!

… sounds like an Elizabethan insult (‘Thou poxy scapetoad!’) but is actually the name of a program for producing cartogram maps, maps that distort geography based on some value, like population.

It had the usual learning curve.

Our #graphicmonday feature, a story/map/interactive looking at how the College of Cardinals is out of balance with Catholic populations around the world, is our first use of it.



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