EU contributions 2016

In this example we explain how to create a beautiful map of contributions to the EU budget per country in 2016. For this map we use this data.

The map we are going to create has this url:

https://urlmaps.com/44?a=de:19|fr:16.6|gb:13.5|it:12.5|es:8.6|be:4.5|nl:3.7|pl:3.3|se:2.5|at:2.4|dk:1.8|ie:1.6|fi:1.6|pt:1.4|cz:1.3|gr:1.3|ro:1.2|hu:0.8|sk:0.6|bg:0.3|hr:0.3|si:0.3|lt:0.3|lu:0.3|lv:0.2|ee:0.2|mt:0.1&rmp=4a80f5&bc=4a80f5&fc=ddd

You can easily test every step yourself by copying the url and pasting it in the url bar of another browser tab or window.

europe countries - data

Creating this map

In 3 simple steps we get to our final result:

1. Select a base map

europe countries - all areas

We start with the base map. From the urlmaps list of available maps we select the Europe countries map (map id 44).

https://urlmaps.com/44

2. Select the areas with data

europe countries - data

We add the a-param with the area codes of the EU countries separated by | (pipe) and their contribution per country separated by : (colon).

https://urlmaps.com/44?a=de:19|fr:16.6|gb:13.5|it:12.5|es:8.6|be:4.5|nl:3.7|pl:3.3|se:2.5|at:2.4|dk:1.8|ie:1.6|fi:1.6|pt:1.4|cz:1.3|gr:1.3|ro:1.2|hu:0.8|sk:0.6|bg:0.3|hr:0.3|si:0.3|lt:0.3|lu:0.3|lv:0.2|ee:0.2|mt:0.1

3. Color the areas

world countries - color mexico and honduras

We add colors to the countries by using a color ramp (rmp-param) to auto-generate a color for each country based on its contribution.

https://urlmaps.com/44?a=de:19|fr:16.6|gb:13.5|it:12.5|es:8.6|be:4.5|nl:3.7|pl:3.3|se:2.5|at:2.4|dk:1.8|ie:1.6|fi:1.6|pt:1.4|cz:1.3|gr:1.3|ro:1.2|hu:0.8|sk:0.6|bg:0.3|hr:0.3|si:0.3|lt:0.3|lu:0.3|lv:0.2|ee:0.2|mt:0.1&rmp=4a80f5

4. Finalize the map

map

We finalize the map by adding a color for the countries that were not selected and the borders.

https://urlmaps.com/44?a=de:19|fr:16.6|gb:13.5|it:12.5|es:8.6|be:4.5|nl:3.7|pl:3.3|se:2.5|at:2.4|dk:1.8|ie:1.6|fi:1.6|pt:1.4|cz:1.3|gr:1.3|ro:1.2|hu:0.8|sk:0.6|bg:0.3|hr:0.3|si:0.3|lt:0.3|lu:0.3|lv:0.2|ee:0.2|mt:0.1&rmp=4a80f5&bc=4a80f5&fc=ddd