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Gallery: Pictorial + Point location map

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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: pictorial

  • Using pictures to show data values can be misleading, where different images have different areas or volumes. Wider images can lead users to think that the data values are larger, even where height is the only dimension used to represent data values.

How to create your own

Create your own: pictorial

  • Pictorial versions of standard charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel For example in Excel, setup the chart and 'Format data series -> Fill' with Pattern or texture fill, and select a file image to use as a pictorial (you'll need to have setup the image first).

Create your own: point location map

  • Point location maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.

Emotion map

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Emotion map of Stockport, generated from drawings by local people (placed in correct geographical location) and route traces of 'emotion mapping' exercises.
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