This interactive U.S. map groups states with various minimum wage laws in different colors, updated on January 1, 2014. You can mouse click the region for details.
Map Reviews: 3/5 Stars
Here are some suggestions for improving the map:
directly insert the details in the popup box
enable group highlight or create category legend for filtering
Recently, we found a U.S. heat map related to the minimum wage laws for showing how much hours we have to work for affording rent on minimum wage.
According to the newly released report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, minimum-wage employees have to work on average 2.6 full-time jobs to afford a decent two bedroom apartment in the USA without paying more than 30% of their income.
However, people in Hawaii (174 hours), Maryland (138 hours), and Washing D.C. (137 hours) have to work for more hours in order to afford the rent when compare to other states, even the states have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum wage.
The above two maps show higher minimum wage doesn’t translate into housing affordability.
How to create similar heat map for presentation use?
It is very common that we create heat map for statics report with some map features (e.g . popup boxes, group highlight, map legend, labels). By utilizing some mapping software, we could easily import data file and create the maps with few clicks. Here is a video tutorial of creating heat map & bubble chart.
Since the first legal same sex marriage took place in Amsterdam in 2001, there have been 15 countries (e.g. certain states in US, part of Mexico, Australian Capital territories) legalized it within these 12 years. However, there are still some countries do not accept homosexual (e.g. Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen).
According to below image, it seems that homosexual is more acceptable in Europe that most of the European countries allow same sex marriage, and same sex unions are allowed. Please note that homosexual can be punished by imprisonment in some of island countries in Oceania:
This gay marriage map can be converted into multilevel interactive map that detailed information can be added to each countries with popup infobox, and map legend can be created for indicating various region colors.
Here is a video tutorial about creating multi-level maps:
Few weeks ago, we have introduced steps for creating interactive floor plan, and now we are sharing a new video tutorial about sharing and publishing the created interactive maps online in following ways:
instantly share the image project by hosting it on iiCreator server
upload the image project by hosting it on your own server using FTP settings
Detailed steps can be seen in the following video:
Mostly, we are used to present/analysis data using heat map or choropleth map, but there are other ways to visualize data (e.g. bubble chart, dynamic bar chart, pie chart map). Here we have prepared a new video about creating pie chart to analysis data and visualize the result on the map. In the video, you will know how to:
Last time, we introduced how to insert interactive infobox to a photo, and this time we have prepared another video about creating interactive floor plan with mouseover boxes. In the video, you can see steps for:
edit polygons (e.g. size, position, color)
insert infobox to the polygons
Mouse click below image to see the sample floor plan:
Last month, we have shared a video tutorial about adding markers to HTML5 maps, and here is another tutorial about adding rich-content infobox even you know little or nothing about any coding.
In the updated HTML5 Map Builder, users can now insert images, customize the image position, edit font style, and insert external video into the infobox without coding. Advanced html editor is also provided if users wanna add other features to the infobox.
Previously we have shared video tutorials about creating custom Google Maps in quick and ways to share the created maps, today we are going to share another video of adding pins(markers) on Google Maps with detailed steps:
We are familiar with creating heat map (choropleth map) for visualizing data on the map template, though there are other methods to visualize data, for example creating a map with bubble chart. Here is an new video tutorial about importing data and creating dynamic bubble chart on the map.
From the video, you can see steps for
importing data file
editing data in editor
bubble chart settings(e.g. color, opacity, size)
create map legend
A dynamic sample map can be found by clicking the following image: