Computer-produced Unclassed Bivariate Choropleth Maps
Authors: Lavin, Stephen; Archer, Clark J.
Source: Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 1 April 1984, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 49-57(9)
Abstract:Many cartographers subscribe to the view that unclassed choropleth maps and multivariate choropleth maps exceed map readers' abilities to process visual information. This paper examines recent evidence which controverts both of these beliefs and discusses applications of a computer program, BICHOR, designed to produce unclassed bivariate choropleth maps interactively on a line plotter or CRT. The maps utilize crossed-line symbolism and putatively overcome both the quantization error inherent in conventionally classed choroplethic displays and the perceptual difficulties associated with color-encoding schemes used for earlier bivariate maps.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1984