Geofaceting: Allign Small-Multiples for Regions in a Spatially Meaningful Way

Ilya Kashnitsky , Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and University of Groningen
Jose Manuel Aburto, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

In this paper we present a handy visualization technique of geofaceting, which was recently streamlined in geofacet R package. The idea is to align small-multiples for territorial units, often regions, according to approximate geographical location. Compared to other ways of small-multiples' arrangement, geofaceting improves the speed of regions' identification and exposes the broad spatial pattern. We illustrate the technique using data on young adult mortality in the 32 Mexican states from 1990 to 2015.

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 Presented in Session 146. Flash Session: Data Visualizations, Open Source, and Other Tools of Applied Demography