Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A map of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

The screenshot below shows my interactive map of SIMD 2012, which is based on the design I used previously for a map of London.

I am aware of three existing interactive maps that use this data set:
  • The Scottish Government's map has many features, including the ability to show changes over time. The map's downside is that it uses only a relatively small portion of the browser window.
  • Alasdair Rae's site was obviously a major source of inspiration for mine. The map's tooltips show change in rank over time, and the site also has some advice on interpreting the maps.
  • Oliver O'Brien's map uses an unusual and effective technique of shading only buildings.
I've also created a visualisation of the the SIMD ranks of data zones in each local authority area, based on the barcode charts in the Scottish Government's SIMD publication.

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