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When I encounter features of the same class, but with identical coordinates I lay them out in a spiral arm formation. I chose to pick the initial radius and angle at random (can't recall my actual motive). My question is this:

Is there a standard way (or ways) of representing features which would otherwise stack on top of each other in a 2D representation?

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what 'system'? is it GIS based? –  Mapperz Feb 1 '13 at 18:03
    
Mapperz: A collection of features from any WFS service. –  ca0v Feb 1 '13 at 18:15
    
What software/code are you using to read the WFS? –  Mapperz Feb 1 '13 at 18:25
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It would help if you could make it clearer that you are dealing with representation of such features, not storage. E.g in the title –  steko Feb 1 '13 at 18:39
    
Mapperz: get/post to WFS (1.1.0 or 1.0.0), response -> home-grown spiral algorithm -> either openlayers 2.12 or esri jsapi 3.1 –  ca0v Feb 1 '13 at 18:50
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