### 25 Map Types: Brilliant Ideas to Build Unbeatable Maps

From cartograms to contour maps, cartographers are like heroes. And every hero has a secret. If you want to build unbeatable maps, here are 25 map types.

### Dot Distribution vs Graduated Symbols vs Proportional Symbol Maps

While graduated symbols and proportional symbols scale the size of the symbol based on value, dot distribution maps use dots to represent quantity.

### How to Create Flow Maps and Link Movement with Direction Lines

Cartographers use lines to show the movement of phenomenon (people, ideas or money) in flow maps. To show the magnitude, they change the width of flow lines

### Cartogram Maps: Data Visualization with Exaggeration

Cartogram maps distorts reality to convey information. It accomplishes this by resizing and exaggerating any variable using a polygons geometry.

### What is a Voronoi Diagram?

In a Voronoi Diagram, when you take a point in any given Thiessen polygon, it indicates that it’s closer to that generating point than to any other.