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You can use the maptools::elide function to translate coordinates of a Spatial*object. If you combine the result with the sp.layout argument of spplot or with the latticeExtra::layer function, you will get what you need: library(sp) library(maptools) library(raster) library(lattice) library(latticeExtra) data(meuse) coordinates(meuse)=~x+y ZOOM <- ...
Here is a suggestion using ggplot. I use ggplotGrob to combine the full and zoomed map and grid.arrange from the gridExtra add-on to combine the maps for different variables. There are many adjustments that can be made, of course. library(sp) library(ggplot2) library(grid) # for unit library(gridExtra) # for grid.arrange # zoom bounding box xlim <- ...
One of the easiest fixes for this situation is to utilize geodatabase topology rules. Specifically, the situation you describe can be identified with the "Must Not Have Dangles" rule. You can fix these dangles with the Fix Topology Error tool. Another option is to use the Snap (Editing) tool.
That should be easy to do in QGIS. Load the postal Shapefile and join the sales rep data, then style based on sales rep. You can use the OpenLayers plugin to load background tiles (note though that these won't print).
As others have noted, the investment of time really depends on what you want your map to do. A complex, well-designed tool will require a similarly complex back end. The good news is that most of the available tools are highly scalable, meaning you can start for simple, free (or very cheap) optional and build up in the future. If you have no background in ...
There's quite a few applications out there as already mentioned in the other posts but StatPlanet is also quite decent.
The complexity of an online map is widely dependent on several things; first being what api/platform you want to use (CartoDB, ArcGIS Online, Google Maps, etc...). What API/platform is best to use will be at least partially dependent on several other factors though, such as what licensing restrictions you can work within (ex: most of Google's api's ...
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/features/free-personal-account What about a free arcgisonline account, not exactly sure what you need here, but you could make a webmap and add data as a demo without any coding at all.
Take a look at MangoMap, CartoDB and OpenGeo Suite.
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