Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:22 PM
"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality. Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach. That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me? I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.” Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and that stubborn fog clouding my vision with nothing but darkness."
Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:46 PM
Are both these data on the same point throughout the map?
Is there room enough to utilize a diptych?
Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:06 AM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:14 AM
Attached is a map that I had to make for an article where the client wanted one map, but once he saw the diptych and understood its communication value. You may not have that option though.
Another thought after looking at your map is that you have plenty of room to place an inset of the lower 48. You have a lot of room in the oceans and even over continents such as South America.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:25 AM
If I understand you correctly, I would use two different symbols to illustrate the two unique types of locations (i.e circles for trainers and maybe hexagons for resellers). Where points overlap you can move the points apart, slightly.
I also agree with Kru, at that scale you may want to consider another approach. A data table might be useful as well.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:52 AM
Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:41 AM
In other words, it really does depend on what is being communicated, to whom, in what context, and for what purpose. I think if you can find that out the design options will narrow very nicely.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:10 PM
Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:47 PM
It's not that difficult to combine diagrams with ordinary symbols and also choropleth style colour scales. Therefore it's relatively easy to mix quantitative and qualitative characteristics and show quite a few of them in one symbol. It's not always necessary to use separate symbols I believe.
For the sake of simplifying it a bit lets just imagine that a diagram size corresponds to the amount of resellers while its fill corresponds to the amount of trainers. Such symbol would not only show the values but also would give the idea of the relation between them - a big circle - lots of resellers but it's pale so not too many places to get trained...
Anyway here is a little example I put together a sec ago so forgive me its raw appearance:
and here is another one I created a couple of years ago:
Hope this helps :-)
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