In a recent article by Stewart and colleagues in IJHG I stumbled upon interesting technique of visualizing data using ringmaps. Some more information referenced in the article about this technique here and here.
From the article:
Ring maps were created in Adobe Illustrator through the application of a custom script that dynamically drew, distributed, and symbolized all graphic map elements. The values for symbolization were read from a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file that contained all county attribute data. Three county-level ring maps were developed.
Is there a way to automate implementation of a map like that in ArcGIS Desktop 10?