How to Map Alaska… A Partially Successful Story

Recently on Twitter, local Philly viz enthusiast @CoreyJ34 asked if we could use @sirvizalot‘s Hex map technique to move the states around to get Alaska and Hawaii on a single map so that we don’t have to float elements. This is a particularly useful idea if we are thinking about a scenario where we swap between map types (standard, tile, hex). This is ultimately a blog post about several failures and a partial success.  But failing is amusing… so read on for your own amusement.