Which country is the most successful at the Olympic Games? Find out in our Olympic regional heat map!
We’ve talked before about how visualizing your business data can help discover insights or capture your audience’s attention. This week, we thought we would show you how this can extend to all types of data.
When searching online for Olympic medal lists, you will be met with endless lists and graphs from multiple sources. Like spreadsheets, this can be a dull way of presenting data. As the Olympics is a global event, that means the data associated with it is bound to contain geographical information. So we created a regional heat map showing the top countries in terms of total medals won from all of the summer games (excluding the Rio 2016 games) visualized on a map!
The regional heat map embedded below will show you which country has the most medals total,with the option to drill down to Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals:
You can quickly see from the map that the United States is the clear winner when it comes to Olympic Medal tall with 2,399 medals. The next closest is is Russia with 1,413, almost a thousand less than the US. Germany is in third with 1,304, followed by the UK with with 780, and France with 671.
How to create this map
This map was created using two datasets. The first dataset contained the medal counts for each country. The second is one of our free supplementary datasets (World Countries), from our extensive dataset library.
I then ran a simple regional heat map analysis to show which country had the highest count. Using the advanced styling features, I added shades of green represent the different values (e.g. from dark to bright green). You can find out more on how to create regional heat maps here