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    Balancing visibility and distortion: Remapping the results of the 2015 UK General Election


    Harris, Richard and Charlton, Martin and Brunsdon, Chris and Manley, David (2017) Balancing visibility and distortion: Remapping the results of the 2015 UK General Election. Environment and Planning A, 49 (9). pp. 1945-1947. ISSN 1472-3409

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    Abstract

    A perennial problem when mapping demographic, social and other area-based data is that rural areas usually are of greater physical size than their urban counterparts. The consequence is that the places with fewest people dominate the map space, whereas those with the most are rendered small and illegible. A classic example is what happens if the results of the UK election are mapped, in this case for the 2015 election. As the left side of Figure 1 reveals, the outcomes for London visually are unintelligible.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mapping; United Kingdom; Election results; 2015;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 11377
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17708439
    Depositing User: Martin Charlton
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 17:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning A
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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