Help! Pie charts in Illustrator
Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:38 PM
know how to take multiple points in Illy and apply pie charts? This
seems to me to be the biggest drawback i can find to making maps in
Illustrator (exc for the much discussed tendency to crash on big
projects). I am hoping it's just ignorance on my part but i checked
with the Avenza knowledgebase and they only have a tip on making pie's
one at a time...no thank you, i have several thousand points to
Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:54 PM
need to apply pie charts to points? Are your pie charts individual
symbols or unique pie charts generated from data in the map?
not sure I understand the question? You could generate your pie charts
in Arcmap and export just those pie charts and align them to the rest
of your map...
Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:58 PM
remember doing a project in my GIS class where we had to generate 9 pie
charts, one for each ward in Paterson, NJ to show foreign born vs.
native born population. I'm pretty sure we did them individually, in
Illustrator, so I can't help you there, but just my two cents, if you
are making 1000s of pie charts, make sure they aren't all on the same
Posted 22 March 2006 - 11:45 PM
Martin, I use pies in either situation - points with data to turn into
pies and also regions with pies on the centroids. For most cases, i am
trying to bring points into Illy with Mapublisher (easy enough) and
then applying a pie chart to those points. Now, I am pretty new to Arc
and I am still not used to the fact that you can directly export to an
AI file. Thanks a lot, that did it for me.
And yes, benbakelaar, sometimes we will show hundreds if not thousands of pies on a map (here's an example...[url="http://"http://public.resdata.com/rdimaps/html/DetailTemp.asp?d=1&i=1539"]http://public.resdat....asp?d=1&i=1539[/url])
ps-this forum rules. i think i will have to start putting cartotalk in the acknowledgements on my maps.
This post has been edited by Hans van der Maarel: Mar 23 2006, 03:46 PM "
Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:07 AM
could process them automatically for you (FME) and deliver them to you
as e.g. mid/mif or shapefiles. This works best if you want to create lots
of piecharts that are all tied in to a point or area feature. If you're
interested, please contact me privately so we can work out the details.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Twitter: @redgeographics
Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:55 AM
think you work with Mapinfo as well right? You should be able to get
your pies out of there the same way by creating a PDF of just the pies
at the correct scale. Illustrator should be able to open the PDF.
Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:16 PM
was it really pie charts you wanted? On that link you sent, it looked
to me like it was just circles with area relative size, not displaying
think the enlarged piece of the map in the ""larger view"" just happened
to show power plants with 100% one source of energy. So a 100% pie
chart will have one vertical line from top of circle to radius. The
part that looks like a split is just the label tie. "
Posted 23 March 2006 - 02:20 PM
yes, benbakelaar, sometimes we will show hundreds if not thousands of
pies on a map (here's an
is the most complex map I have seen yet, in terms of representing a
national data set with breakdowns (pie charts)! Very very interesting.
I now clearly understand what you are trying to do. This makes me think
I really don't want to get into map production as a job, but rather
leave it as a hobby! "
Posted 23 March 2006 - 03:12 PM
This makes me think I really don't want to get into map production as a jobhttp://
Then what are you doing here? "
Posted 27 March 2006 - 11:27 AM
image shown does primarily represent plants with one primary fuel but
there are a couple small ones in that image with multiple fuels...such
as Longview Fiber.
And yes, map production can be grueling
sometimes, but it's a hell of a lot better than working in a Nike
factory for $2.50 a day.
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