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Hello cartographers,

I'm preparing a map (more - a schema) for a publication in epidemiologic journal.

The purpose of this map is to explain how we conceptualized neighbourhood boundaries on the basis of road network connectivity.
It shows position of a building that the neighbourhood is created for (cross) and its neighbourhood as defined by 50 closest (in terms of road network distance) buildings around it.

Map was done in ArcGIS 10. Although it still uses colour for the administrative boundary, it will most likely have to be in black&white format.

My first attemp is attached below. I'll be very grateful for your comments!

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Looks good, but I wonder about the lines connecting the buildings to the neighbourhood center. Are they really necessary? They do make the image rather busy.
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Why are those 3 buildings on the right that aren't connected to the Centre of neighbourhood shown within the grey Neighbourhood shading?

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Thanks for comments!

@Hans: I agree, straight lines might easily go away.

@Paul: Well spoted - my mistake here. Those three buildings shouldn't be included.

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I think the straight-shot purple lines help the viewer to understand the concept. If you have to go to grayscale, they would work as very thin white lines (or even dashed white lines); just make sure they're behind the black dots.

The black dots might be more quickly grasped as buildings if they were square. The roads might be more quickly grasped if they were wider lines, in proportion to the buildings.
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Thanks a lot Dennis.
I fixed the roads. I'll soon get access to building outlines for thi area and that will let me replace dots with them - hope it will look better :]




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