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We created a hexgon lattice polygon shape file that covers our county in 1sq mi hexagons.


It looks neat, but we're trying to figure out what kind of benefit using a hexagon lattice rather than a square or rectangular lattice would be.

Mostly we did just to see what it would look like, but it seems like there is a greater potential there.

What would you use a hexagon lattice for?

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Maybe for games (roleplaying games?). I can see it being useful for some kind of neighborhood analysis, or for flows between the cells (nutrients, population, traffic...). With more edges you can model these more realistically, and the center of each neighboring cell are the same distance from the center cell - which is not the case with quadratic cells.

I am not sure if the benefits would make up for the clunkyness though (e.g. GIS software are built for quadratic grid cell analysis).
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I was thinking that you could use it as a promotional piece for the swarm of super-sized bees from outerspace. :lol:

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What would you use a hexagon lattice for?


you could use it as the base of a cellular automata to do diffusion modeling.




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