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Thematic map including area and hinterland
The Vulnerable Localities index mapped across Stafford district. Red indicates a high score, green indicates a low score. Districts are ordered by those with the highest number of output areas with a VLI score above 200.
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Staffordshire subregional observatory (2007) Our Shared Future: Community Cohesion in Staffordshire: page 8 (Local Information System)
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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).
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  • Chloropleth maps can be created in a range of desktop GIS applications such as MapInfo and ArcGIS.