Mapping Basics with Symbology Natural Breaks (aka Jenks)

This week, we’re focusing on Part 2 of the video series.  This time it’s Natural Breaks.  You’ll notice that Natural breaks does a bit of a statistics thing with the dataset.  It attempts to provide a statistical representation of the dataset.

I recommend giving it a try if you’re curious.

From a user perspective, during my undergraduate years, I found Cartography: Thematic Map Design by Borden D. Dent, Jeffrey S. Torguson and Thomas W.
Hodler very useful in understanding the theory behind this Symbology tool.

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