Welcome to the
Data Patterns with Micromaps
Daniel B. Carr, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia,
Williams Pickle, StatNet Consulting, LLC., Gaithersburg,
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Interdisciplinary Statistics
This web site provides a common starting point for accessing Micromaps Resources and News.
The links below provide access to separate pages for Linked, Conditioned and Comparative Micromaps.
The resources include the software, boundary files, and data files to produce most of the micromap
examples in the book.
Most of the new Linked Micromap examples are currently available.
All of the Conditioned and Comparative Micromap are available.
The Conditioned Micromaps resources include a growing list of
Contributed CCmaps examples not in the book.
Contributions are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Linked Micromaps R functions and scripts.
Conditioned Micromaps CCmaps (Java) is included.
Comparative Micromaps R functions and scripts.
The National Cancer Institute provides Linked Micromap software via
http://gis.cancer.gov/tools/micromaps/. This Java software is pretty
easy to use for creating new examples. It will import shape files for
boundaries and comma delimited files for data. In contrast, the R functions
and scripts above require some knowledge of R and additional work when
new boundary files are involved. A package is planned that will simplify
production using R.
Over time this web site will contain pointers from more tools for
producing micromaps. Ideally this will include commercial software
as well as free software.