Chicago Homicides 2016
This map was an attempt to display visual data using hex sections. I’ve always felt that squares are a less meaningful way of conveying spatial data. The reason that a lot of maps don’t use hex borders is because they are more difficult to make.
I found a CSV dataset from the City of Chicago and used spatial analysis tools in QGIS to make these heatmap hex features. This map is more of a proof-of-concept than a complete production ready map.