Saturday, September 20, 2014

3d Hexbin Mapping

LuminoCity3D has released a hexbin map of population and employment density in Great Britain.

Hexagonal binning is an effective method of creating a spatial histogram by coloring hexagonal overlays within a geographical area. Like most hexbin maps LuminoCity3D uses color to represent population density. However LuminoCity3d also uses the height of the grid cells to visualize density in 3d. This 3d cartogram effect works really well in visualizing the various mapped city indicators.

As well as displaying population and employment density LuminoCity3d has also mapped other key city indicators in Great Britain, such as transport, housing, society and economy.

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