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Clark Geomatics

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And here's a geographic version.

Since this is a 'personal hobby' project, there isn't really a target audience or media, other than Cartotalk. I intended for this project to be a good topic of discussion here, as well as a learning-moment for myself.

Hi Hans,

I think you've nailed it on this one. You've now managed to capture the geographic context of the information - much better.

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Looks better with the map (but then we're map geeks! ;) )
To me the curved lines don't convey movement or direction (other than through the colors) and the fact that you have to indicate in the legend that the colors indicate origin only serves to underscore the lack of impression of movement. Maybe there is something you can do with the lines that helps indicate movement and direction? Something like adding a bit of gradient to fade out or lighten up the origin end of the line and creating some symbology to sharpen the destination end (like sharpening a pencil so it comes to a point).

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Finally got some time to work on this again...

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I'd have to agree. The geographic version allows the reader to keep their focus in one place, as opposed to jumping back and forth from the map to the graphic. I really like the concept of this map, and the use of data. Nice job!

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