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Flow map showing US and China imports and exports

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Flow map showing US and China imports and exports
Flow map showing US and China imports and exports.
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Shaded maps can emphasise large areas much more than small ones - for example highlighting rural areas over urban, if fixed population areas such as Super Output Areas are shown. Consider providing an alternate mode in which values are represented by circles, or values are scaled by the area size (ie showing density).
Create your own
  • Area charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel.
  • Chloropleth maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.
  • Some combination charts, such as bar and line charts, can be created in standard applications such as Excel (using more than one axis). Others can be combined by saving visualisations as image files and combining in an image editor.
  • Simple point-to-point flow maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS More sophisticated visualisations can be created using commercial packages such as Tableau, or development languages such as Processing.