Symbolize multiple attributes on lines
Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:10 PM
It is a supporting figure in a long term road construction plan. For each road, I need to show:
- Surface type (6 different types)
- Traffic volumes counted (4 categories)
- Project priority (2 categories)
I haven't really put a lot of thought into it yet, so far I've tried something like this:
- Roads are symbolized as solid lines determining surface type:
- Traffic volumes shown as a highlight color behind the road, something like:
where the black lines would be the colour indicating surface type.
- Project priority shown as a dashed overlay. Non-priority lines get nothing. Something like:
where the black line would be the colour indication surface type.
It's seems a little busy/confusing. Any suggestions or examples about how to better symbolize something like this?
Posted 11 February 2006 - 03:20 AM
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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:14 AM
Martin's system works well, and his last comment about casign colors shouldn't be an issue since you only have 2 priority classes. You should be able to select 2 colors that work with the fill colors and the background.
I think you only need one color for priority. It's binary, so casing = priority is yes, no casing = priorty is no.
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