1 Choose an area
2 Prepare your data
MAPresso expects data as a text with tabe "file":
- 1. row; variable names
- following rows: data for each areal unit
- columns: variables
Important: the order of the values for the areas must be exactly the same as the in the boundary files(cf. the lists).
3 Copy data into the clipboard
6 Paste Data
into the small orange field of the applet.
or use the data dialog (menu: "Data > Enter own data ...")
7 Optimize your map
Some of the most used functions:
- Modify the map colors: Menu "Colors"
- Create a cartogram. If one of the entered variables is on absolute level, you can distort the polygons according to theses values (area cartogram) or you can produce a circle cartogram. Menus: "Geometry > Area/Circle Cartogram ..."
- If you want to integrate the map into a publication, make a screenshot or you can export most of its content as EPS code and postprocess it in a graphic application (menu: "File > Generate EPS ...")