Create interactive maps with Datawrapper
Datawrapper choropleth & symbol maps:
Visualize your data on more than 1000 basemaps.
Here we show examples & explain what they're good for.
Choropleth maps color regions according to values in your dataset. They're great to show clear regional patterns. The map to the right is a choropleth cartogram: The squares are sized according to a country's population.
Datawrapper maps are responsive and interactive: Hover over the squares to see the underlying data as tooltips.
Symbol maps show symbols sized and colored according to your data. They work great for data for specific locations (like cities).
To create a symbol or choropleth map, upload your own basemap or use any of our more than 1000 basemaps of administrative regions, like US states, ZIP Codes in New York or electoral districts in Berlin. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us at [email protected] and our map expert Anna will create a new basemap for our collection.
Datawrapper maps are responsive and interactive: Hover over the circles to see the underlying data as tooltips.
Create locator maps with Datawrapper to show your readers where something is happening, at a glance.
More examples, more explanations.
Locator maps are great to show where something is located or happened, e.g. events within a city. These responsive maps are perfect for putting the places you mention in a story in context. Simply set markers, style them and define a text.
You can create & style markers as you want. We understand that sometimes you need more than points. That's why you can import line and area markers. In the map to the right, we imported the subway network in Berlin.
For the curious reader, you might want to provide more information. Our tooltips make it possible: You can define them for each marker. Try to hover over the points on the map to the right and see for yourself!
You're in good company.
Employees at publications like "BuzzFeed News, The Guardian, Vox or the World Economic Forum build maps with Datawrapper. Here are three examples:
English-language newspaper South China Morning Post covers the Hong Kong protests in summer 2019 with our locator maps.Visit the story on scmp.com
Australian not-for-profit news site
The Conversation uses multiple choropleth maps to show "America’s graying population".
The German public media broadcaster SWR shows the locations of their offices and studios in southwest Germany with Datawrapper symbol maps.Visit the article on swr.de
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