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Representing network flows? [closed]

For a project I'm working on, I need to represent network flows over 1,000 zones with directionality. Any suggestions on displaying the information in a nice and non overwhelming way? Any examples ...
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5answers
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Making beautiful maps in R? [closed]

There are quite some nice possibilities to analyse spatial data in R and in the context of my current project I would like to use R more frequently to do that. Until now I plot my maps with ggplot2 ...
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Seeking examples of 3D Maps?

Similar to Seeking examples of beautiful maps? is there any similar collection for 3D maps?
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7answers
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Are any fictional worlds available in some GIS format?

Is there any fictional world (e.g. Middle-earth, Discworld etc.) which could be used in a GIS context? For example, an MBTiles archive and a shapefile or any other format usable with OpenLayers / ...
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8answers
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Examples of Web Maps

As part of an internal "learn at work month" program, myself and a colleague have volunteered to do a presentation: "The Wonderful World of Web Maps". To this end, we're now looking for examples of ...
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4answers
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Creating arcs between two points in ArcPy?

I've been working on an python script automating the visualization of live point data. I have a table with two coordinate pairs. I'd like to connect these two point with an arc of a circle or similar (...
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7answers
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How to implement value-by-alpha map in GIS?

I've been doing some background reading about cartograms recently and stumbled upon interesting alternative - value-by-alpha maps. Concept is described in more details here and full paper is ...
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6answers
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What are the elements that a good map should have? [closed]

I have drawn a map with some coordinate(longitude and latitude). What are good points that a map should have eg labels, legend, etc. Edit: The map if for the purpose of locating different objects ...
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4answers
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Are there any cartography “rules” you should follow when labeling maps?

We've all seen poorly labeled maps before. In these maps, the wording is either illegible or unpleasant to view due to positioning, color choice or size, or the labels take up so much map space that ...
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How do you choose the classifications on choropleth maps?

I find myself more and more struggling over defining break points when displaying choropleth (aka thematic) maps to view by others. Does anyone have any suggested references that help guide, both how ...
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6answers
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Which GIS (with GUI) produces good-looking maps for a reasonable price? [closed]

I would like to produce some good looking wall maps. I have an excellent data set, but it seems that most GIS packages are geared towards data analysis etc. as opposed to producing an aesthetically ...
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4answers
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Seeking examples of Beautiful Maps at county level or closer? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone else had similar examples to Seeking examples of beautiful maps?, but at a county or parcel level. At those levels, I wonder if people will react the same, or if there will ...
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1answer
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Finding suitable font size for map scale in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10.
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0answers
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Examples of GIS Visualisation [closed]

Examples of GIS Visualisation Example: Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology created one of the first uses of geographical ...
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2answers
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Seeking examples of Creative Cartography?

I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in ...

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