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Flow map showing wine exports

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Flow map showing wine exports
Minard's 164 flow map, showing French wine exports. The width of each line represents the volume of wine exported from France. The lines decrease in proportion at each branch point. To keep the presentation clear, Minard distorted many geographic features such as the Strait of Gibraltar.
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Source:
US National Visualization and Analytics Centers (2007)
http://nvac.pnl.gov/vacviews/VACViews_feb07.pdf
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