mluna

How can I create proportional labeling on my map?

Discussion created by mluna on Mar 24, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2013 by mluna
How can I add proportional labels to my map?  I have a dataset consisting of three variables: label, frequency, region.  The label variable contains dozens of unique words. The frequency variable consists of integers indicating the frequency with which each label occurred. The region variable contains the name of a U.S. census region. On my map, I want each census region to display all of the labels that occur within that region sized proportionally by frequency (somewhat similar to a geographically bounded word cloud).  I read Ken Field's article and blog posts describing his construction of the Geo-Geneaology of Irish Surnames map, but he does not provide adequate detail to replicate the process.  Can someone describe the process more clearly or point to a resource to help me to accomplish this?  Thanks in advance.

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