This a map I made to pass some time last summer. It’s just some basic information about the oral pathology lab I work for currently. There are a few things I would do different next time. I don’t like how the heatmap distorted in the Alaska and Puerto Rico insets when I changed projections, but live and learn.
I am happy to say that the Dr’s in our lab loved it and the dean of the College of Dentistry here at UK even commandeered it to use in a presentation to the board to justify increasing the size of our lab.
The map shows the location of 1,637 doctor’s offices that have submitted tissue to us over the past 5 years and I made a heat map of specimen distribution using info from the over 60 thousand specimens we received in that time.
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I made this one for the annual GISCI GISP (http://www.gisci.org) poster contest. It made it to the top 12, but no further. I learned a lot making it though. Got a crash coarse in ArcScene.
I was going for something a little different, more abstract I guess. Next time I think I’ll stick to conventions.