I would like to create a simple Dorling Cartogram map in QGIS. My goal is for it to be a similar style to these maps created by the New York Times:
I have a shapefile of jurisdictions, and I would like to size them based on their population. The shapefile already has equal-sized square polygons for each jurisdiction, with each polygon roughly placed in its correct geographical location relative to the other polygons.
The Cartogram plug-in in QGIS does a good job of creating a Contiguous Cartogram, but I would like to keep the square-shape of each polygon; just size them larger or smaller based on their population.
After they have been sized, I would also like to be able to do some basic styling on them (i.e. have different colored polygons based on the type of jurisdiction, like City, Village, etc.).