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what I am trying to do is to generate a heat map depicting the spatial distribution of certain species found in a lake, in association with their sex. For example, species_a+male or species_b+female or species_a+female and so on.Also, I will be assigning unique arithmetic values to every combination, e.g. species_a+male=1, species_b+male=2 and so on, in order to use this non-spatial data. So, the question is how can I do it? I already experimented with heatmaps or the simpler Topo to Raster method but nothing seems to do the trick.

closed as unclear what you're asking by whuber Apr 22 '15 at 16:40

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  • What exactly is this "heat map" intended to show, given that species (and certainly sexes) can overlap? What form will the input take? Could you give an example of such a map? – whuber Apr 22 '15 at 16:40