Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary


What is a thematic map?

A map created to display information about a topic or theme. Themes can be shown with a choropleth (color), a scaled-symbol, charts, or dot-densities.

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What is a thematic map/Thematic map definition: Sample Maptitude map showing color and chart themes to illustrate changes in information among locations

This thematic map uses a color theme to illustrate the uninsured portion of the population of each county. Counties shown with a darker color have a higher uninsured population. This map also uses a chart theme to illustrate the type of insurance coverage. The size of the pie chart indicates the number of people in the county, and the pie pieces show the percentage of the population that has each type of insurance.