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This was my first attempt at making a map using QGIS. In my oppinion, it went okay! Learning about the "Layout" feature made it a lot easier to create a nice image than I expected, even though I probably should have spent some more time on the text bits.

Comming with a mostly programming oriented skillset, it took a while to figure out how to use it in a way that didn't feel like I kept repeating myself over and over. Some of this came from the fact that the different region files of Sweden were seperate, so making changes to the styles took a lot of effort. Fortunally QGIS can merge layers fairly easily, and even with a very detailed map render my color expressions pretty quickly. Another way for me to speed the work up was to create a simple csv file with keys such that values could easily be accessed from QGIS - I converted the original data files using JavaScript, might as well use some of my existing skills to learn new ones :)

I'm still not sure about the color scale. Almost the entire map has colors that don't come very close to the 0 and 100% colors, but they do still exist. There might have been a better solution, but in the end I decided I liked this as it tells the story I wanted to just fine. It was made for #MapPromptMonday on Twitter/Mastodon.