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Matthew B. Gilmore

Cartographic discursion – Mapping Brexit results

It is interesting to compare the different cartographic rendering of the British EU referendum results in the major media. Classic and evocative red and blue are used in a number of the maps but yellow, green, purple, or grey is substituted for red in some. Most show the results by voting area, a few by region (some have the option of either). International media, New York Times, Reuters, Washington Post go beyond binary leave/remain and try to indicate the strength of the vote with depth of color. The Guardian chose to render the map in equal population hexagons, rather than strictly cartographically, similar to it 2015 UK general election map: Guardian UK General Election 2015 map

 

BBC’s Map

BBCmap

Bloomberg’s map

Bloombergmap

CityAM’s map

Cityammap

CNN’s map

CNNmap

The Economist’s map

Economistmap

FT’s map

FTmap

Guardian’s map

Guardianmap

New York Times’ map

NYTmap

 

PA’s video map

EU Referendum result: Regional breakdown CLICKhttps://t.co/w6wFX7LF0F Press Association (@PA) June 24, 2016

 

Reuters’ map

Reutersmap

The Telegraph’s map

telegraphmap

 

Washington Post’s map

WashPostmap

Wall Street Journal’s map

WSJmap


Yougov’s pre-referendum model

YougovModelmap

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