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Not really a map as such but some GIS summerys displayed in type of New Zealand most common road names.

This one counts Smith Road, Smith Avenue, Smith Crescent etc as separate names:

Where as this one the road type has been trimmed and the names aggregated.
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Not really a map as such but some GIS summerys displayed in type of New Zealand most common road names.

This one counts Smith Road, Smith Avenue, Smith Crescent etc as separate names:

Where as this one the road type has been trimmed and the names aggregated.


Those are cool! Wouldn't mind having a nice print of that on my wall!
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Those are cool! Wouldn't mind having a nice print of that on my wall!


Me too! Me too!! :)

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Those are cool! Wouldn't mind having a nice print of that on my wall!


Me too! Me too!! :)


Thanks guys,

I went looking for the pdfs to throw up and found in my spring (well winter here) clean of my desktop I deleted them!

By the way I meant to say in the first post the text was placed by Wordle. As we all know from our experience with text placement on maps it's not a replacement for the laboriously manually placed text but a pretty cool tool which gives a pretty good result. Would be great if you could use your own fonts but there are a good selection there.

I have been asked to develop these and change the colours(well add some colours) to be used in our office, I think to go on a wall somewhere. Opening clients up to the idea that our data can be used for more than just maps or GIS—further analysis/visualisation, advertising etc. When I do I'll post up the pdfs here.
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This type of visualization is called a "word cloud"

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Word_cloud

Funny, I just saw a word cloud of Obama's nomination speech from last night (8/26/08)

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Nice - reminds me of fridge word magnets. You could create a set of word magnets based on his speech, a book/play, etc.

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Not really a map as such but some GIS summerys displayed in type of New Zealand most common road names.

This one counts Smith Road, Smith Avenue, Smith Crescent etc as separate names:

Where as this one the road type has been trimmed and the names aggregated.


Queen, Elizabeth, Victoria -I get those.But what about NZ's sons, like Peter Jackson and Sir E. Hillary? Takes time I guess.

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Sam, thanks for the interesting and fun link! As if I needed yet another time-waster to play with! :P

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This type of visualization is called a "word cloud"

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Word_cloud

Funny, I just saw a word cloud of Obama's nomination speech from last night (8/26/08)


Unlucky placement for him—small and benefits while placed as separate words and colours were placed to read small benefits.
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Unlucky placement for him—small and benefits while placed as separate words and colours were placed to read small benefits.


:lol: Same with "Americans Need John" at the top of the cloud.

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word cloud for this thread - before this post (see attachment)

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"Yonkers"?
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"Yonkers"?


I think it's a word cloud of all recent Cartotalk threads. Charlie Frye posted a question by a teacher from Yonkers...
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