Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is a choropleth map?

A choropleth map (also called a color theme) is a thematic map in which administrative areas are colored or shaded according to the range in which the aggregated statistic of interest falls. Unlike a heat map, a choropleth map applies colors to geographic areas such as states, counties, postal codes, or other features with defined boundaries.

What is a choropleth map/choropleth map defintion: choropleth map showing median income by ZIP Code created with Maptitude map software

A choropleth map of quantitative data: This map uses color to illustrate the median income by ZIP Code in and around New York City. The darker the color, the higher the median income is in that ZIP Code.

choropleth map of nominal data: this choropleth map shows how each parcel is zoned

A choropleth map of nominal data: This map uses color to illustrate how each parcel is zoned.

GIS Software for Creating Choropleth Maps

Maptitude Mapping Software gives you all of the tools, maps, and data you need to analyze and understand how geography affects you and your business. Create informative choropleth maps that show the characteristics of your area of interest.

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