DATAVIZ HISTORY
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Sunday, May 30th

Attila Bátorfy

Balogh Pál és báró Kocsárd Sándor: A népfajok Magyarországon, 1902
Pál Balogh and baron Sándor Kocsárd: The Ethnicities in Hungary, 1902

The Ethnicities in Hungary

The Religions in Hungary

Pál Balogh (1854–1933): journalist
methodology
Kocsárd Proff (?–?): ?
maps, drawing

1902
Published by the Ministry of Religion and Education
based on the census of 1892 - native language
not maps, but "diagrams" - according to Balogh

The problem

13000+ settlements
413 districts

The problem

Ferenc Réthey: The Ethnographic Map of the Countries of the Saint Crown of Hungary, 1886

The idea

Choropleth = simple majority

10x10 grid = % composition

1 district

1 district

The idea

Advantages

Disadvantages

Shows proportions
Sensitive to settlement density
Sensitive to topography

Distorts the geography
Neglects the size of the population
Neglects the population density
Neglects the real size of the district