That inspired me to try a similar visualisation, using the recently published official german data and extending it with some additional sorting attributes and adding some interactivity!
All attributes (Population, Length, Area) that are included to the dataset. Especially the geometrical attributes are automatically derived parameter, that are related to the ‘simplified’ geometries and are not the real world dimensions.You can see that within the pre-versions! In these examples (states, counties) I used the VG1000-dataset, which is adapted to … scales < 1:1Mio. The visualisation, above, uses the VG250-dataset, which is adapted to … 1:1Mio < scales < 1:250.000. Comparing the geometrical parameters shows…they are different!!!
Youre opinions…whether good or bad…are very welcome 🙂
I made also a second version, where the focus lies more on the map than on the sorted polygons!