Dots vs. polygons: How I choose the right visualization

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Dots vs. polygons: How I choose the right visualization

Dots vs. polygons: How I choose the right visualization >> When I start designing a map I consider: How do I want the viewer to read the information on my map? Do I want them to see how a measurement varies across a geographic area at a glance? Do I want to show the level of variability within a specific region? Or do I want to indicate busy pockets of activity or the relative volume/density within an area?