I have a set of shapefiles grouped by regional area in Western Australia. What I want to do for visual purposes is add a consistent amount of space between each region. What's the best way to do this?
I can add everything into one shapefile, with attributes for regions, or split each shape further down into the lowest level, if either of those helps in getting this working.
Examples below should make what I mean clearer, obviously still needs work on borders, labels, etc.
My current map:
These are current state gov region groupings. I'm not sure if they're the groupings I'll finish with, so would one shapefile and an attribute table/filter work better for on the fly changes?
Regions grouped and split to highlight that artificial grouping