I've worked on hex maps (strictly, cartograms) quite a bit over the years particularly for election visualisations where constituencies really should have equal weight but often they have very different visual weight on a geographic map. It's good to see that Australia's ABC have made a hex map for Australia.

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Keeping the hexes in state blocks and separating the states works better than trying to keep the whole country contiguous as it distorts it less.

@slowe I really like the way they’ve told the story of how and why, and then that naturally flows into election analysis. Such a powerful presentation of data literacy skills.

@gilesdring I was thinking we could use this style (bite-sized explanations and changing graphics as you scroll down) at some point.

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