I’m interested in the relationship between a country’s urban population (as percent of total) and the share of the country’s land in agriculture. In this World Bank data, I wanted to focus on some of the interesting outliers I discovered. For a specific visualization, I wanted to show quantitative and categorical values side by side. I also considered a map and how it might help tell the story. In the end, I created a horizontal bar chart tool in Excel and then transformed them into a back-to-back bar charts using Illustrator. For colors, I highlighted the outlier data with bold colors to stand-out against the other listed countries.
June 2, 2014