I recently started with GIS and I am learning as I go about implementing things.
Take the case of JHU Dashboard or the first world map in this NYT article or the maps in this Guardian article, what I do not yet understand is how do they decide the radius of the bubble on the maps?
But what I do not understand is that we do not know the upper limit of the numbers we would end up mapping. Moreover in most of the maps it is not discrete but continuous.
Especially for me, I made a website too where I display India's infections as an
iframe. I arbitrarily multiply the cases with 2000 to make them look good on the screen. But then a few days ago the numbers went up a lot and now everything looks out of proportion even after reducing the multiplying factor from 2000 to 1500.
I just feel very bad about not knowing how to correctly represent this data.