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I am new to ArcGIS. I would like to build a cartogram map both on ArcGIS 10.1 and Web GIS. I have a basemap and a set of raw data in excel. I wondered what are the steps to build up a cartogram map on ArcGIS 10.1 and Web GIS? Thank you.

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Last year I experimented with cartograms as well. For the cartograms I used a tool called ScapeToad. –  Stefan Dec 10 '12 at 8:19
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A few years ago, I too became curious about how to make cartograms. The best tool I could find at the time was a standalone program called Cartogram Generator by Frank Hardisty. It generates a new shapefile from your basemap, distorted according to the attributes you select.

I also posted sample images and some other cartogram-related links and thoughts on my blog.

I don't know what solutions are available to build cartograms within ArcGIS itself.

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If you take a look at the Esri Cartography blog from 2009, you will find an article titled "Exploring Data Using Cartograms within ArcGIS Desktop", and link to the Cartogram Geoprocessing Tool version 2, which will supposedly (I have not tried it) will allow you to crate cartograms from ArcGIS.

Here, another user has described How To Make Area Cartogram Maps in ArcGIS.

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