I am preparing some visualizations of data (mainly animated choropleths), and I am looking for suitable tools. Ideally, I am looking for something similar to this kind of animated infographics. So, I don't need very advanced GIS analysis, but rather graphical capabilities that allow me to add animated arrows/text/symbols/etc. So far I checked:
- ArcMap: obviously it's very powerful, but the animations seem rather disappointingly crude.
- QGIS: same as ArcMap. Powerful tool but the results are not very sleek either.
- OpenLayers/LeafLet/d3: they are fine to render an interactive choropleth, but not to generate a complex animation.