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English: Cartogram of the 2012 Electoral Vote for US President, with each square representing one electoral vote.

The population density of the 50 states varies by three orders of magnitude (from NJ with nearly 1,200 people per square mile, to AK with roughly 1 1/4 people per sq mi). Because of that huge variation, a regular map of the US that is typically used to present electoral vote results can convey a very skewed impression of the outcome where sparsely populated states appear overrepresented and densely populated states appear underrepresented. The cartogram approach of this image eliminates that problem by presenting the area of each state in an exact one-to-one correspondence with its number of electoral votes. But this is achieved at the cost of introducing distortions to the actual shape of each state and their positioning in relation to each other.

This map is an SVG reconstruction of this one.
Español: Un cartograma del voto electoral para el presidente de los EEUU. Cada cuadrado representa un voto electoral.

Las densidades de pobulación de los 50 estados varían según tres ordenes de magnitud (desde Nueva Jersey que tiene 1.200 personas por milla cuadrada, a Alaska que tiene cerca de 1,25 personas por milla cuadrada). Debido a que esa variación gigante, un mapa normal de los EEUU que suele se usa para mostrar el voto electoral puede dar un impresión muy distorsionada del resultado. Estados con baja densidad de población aparecen sobrerrepresentados, y stados con alta densidad de población aparecen subrepresentados. Usar un cartograma elimina ese problema al través de mostrar el área de cada estado según su cantidad de votos electorales en un proporción 1:1 exacta, aunque esto se logra a costa de introducir distorciones a la forma verdad de cada estado y sus disposiciónes.

Este mapa es un reconstrucción en SVG de este diagrama.
Source File:2012 Electoral Vote-Cartogram.png
Author Kelvinsong


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