Re-mapping the Insular Caribbean

This project, lead by CCS affiliate Tania López-Marrero, developed a series of maps for the Insular Caribbean called cartograms –a type of map that allows to “redraw” conventional maps by varying the size and shape of the geographic units in relation to the quantity they represent. The maps display various topics regarding population and environment in the region. They were developed by López-Marrero and undergraduate Rutgers student Kae Yamane. The maps form part of the Cartographic essay “The various shapes of the Insular Caribbean: Population and Environment”, which was published as part of the Special Issue of Caribbean Studies “Get up, Stand up”: Environmental Situation, Threats, and Opportunities in the Insular Caribbean.