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Final graduated dot map with three classes.

Final graduated dot map with three classes.

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Dot mapping is a traditional method for visualizing quantitative data, but current automated dot mapping techniques are limited. The most common automated method places dots pseudo-randomly within enumeration areas, which can result in overlapping dots and very dense dot clusters for areas with large values. These issues affect users’ ability to es...

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... 4 (right) shows the result of the next iteration: the dots in s n from the first iteration were retained and the dots from s n+1 were run through the algorithm again. Figure 5 shows the final result with three dot size classes. ...
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... final map in Figure 5 uses fewer points in high-density areas than Figure 4 (right), but the enlargement of the dots visually compensates for the smaller number of dots. This allows Figure 5 to still show the geometry of high-density areas. ...
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... final map in Figure 5 uses fewer points in high-density areas than Figure 4 (right), but the enlargement of the dots visually compensates for the smaller number of dots. This allows Figure 5 to still show the geometry of high-density areas. Note that the smallest dots in Figure 5 are identical to the black dots in the left map of Figure 4. ...
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... allows Figure 5 to still show the geometry of high-density areas. Note that the smallest dots in Figure 5 are identical to the black dots in the left map of Figure 4. A graduated dot map therefore shows the same number of small dots in areas with sparse data as a pseudo-random dot map, and the smallest dots in a graduated dot map have the same spatial distribution as a single-class blue-noise dot map. ...

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... Dataset contributions by the different services in our datasets: Entries from both datasets shown via graduated[6] pie charts, scaled by the logarithm (base 1.2) of the entry count in the respective grid cell. Legend as inFig. ...
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