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This plugin used to be downloadable from Carson Farmer's plugin repository page. However, the repository is broken.

An old version of the plugin source code is still available at but using QGIS 1.8 the plugin can not be loaded ("corrupted").

Any help will be greatly appreciated...

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The plugin need to be updated for QGIS 2.0 version, after that, it will be be downloadable again. You should contact the plugin developer. – Alexandre Neto Sep 24 '13 at 13:36
ftools have already been ported, but this question may be about some old version. What's this cartogram functionality you are after @user16542? – lynxlynxlynx Sep 24 '13 at 20:54
I'm looking for the cartogram map functionality, that is, changing the area of a spatial object (country) as a function of an attribute's value – user16542 Sep 25 '13 at 13:04
@AlexandreNeto: ok, thanks a lot. – user16542 Sep 25 '13 at 13:29
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In 2.12 it (Cartogram plugin version: 1.0.0, on windows 10) works fine, just did a check.You have to wait a few seconds...

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three years old by I am still interested in the update, so thanks for the answer ! – user16542 Apr 3 at 6:02

The latest version of the Cartogram plugin, which works in QGIS 2.2, is here: , pending a pull request.

To prove it works in 2.2 I created a bendy map of London with it:


To install, unzip/clone the repository into the qgis2/python/plugins folder. E.g., this is how I did it on my Linux system:

mv repos/cartogram-plugin-master ~/.qgis2/python/plugins/

You should then find the icon in QGIS's top bar next time you load it.


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FYI, when I try to load this plugin in QGIS 2.4 Chugiak, it says "This plugin is broken: invalid syntax". This happens in both the CristianCantoro fork linked above, and in the cfarmer version that it forked from (which appears to be more up to date). – LarsH Sep 25 '14 at 21:10
See this issue for status of the aforementioned brokenness: The author said he doesn't have time to fix it. – LarsH Sep 26 '14 at 2:18
There is a fix for this now. It is described here: Just remove the lines 58,59 and 60 in the file before using it. – mace Nov 29 '14 at 11:39 has a working version of the plugin for QGIS 2.14. It is also in the official repository now. – AndreJ Apr 1 at 18:36

Carson Farmer's repository may be out of commission for the time being, however there are a number of other options for creating cartograms like the one you described.

Cart, by Gastner and Newman using their diffusion-based method

Cartograms, by Widdle (for Windows)

ScapeToad, by Choros Laboratory using the diffusion-based method:

Provotis, by Stanford Visualization Group includes tool for Dorling Cartograms

IndieMapper, by Axis Maps produces noncontiguous cartograms

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