Cartogram (Area = Screen Numbers)

cartogramThis map is a Cartogram of the number of screens for all venues within our Global Movie Screenings database aggregated to a country level scale. Cartograms don’t use the value of area to depict the area of each feature (in this case country). Instead, they use other attributes to dictate the size of the feature. Number of screens can be used successfully to map the distribution and concentration of screens across the globe. An equal are projection was used as the base map as this maintains correct areas for features – many projections do not. This map was produced using ArcGIS.