Robert Allison

How to Create a 'Pretty' Map with SAS

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SethBreedlove
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Re: colors
SethBreedlove   2/19/2017 8:11:29 PM
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Looks good Robert.  I also like to remember that some of the people reading my work may be near sighted or color blind so I design things accordingly.

Ariella
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Ariella   2/17/2017 11:10:32 AM
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Thanks for the link, Robert.

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Robert Allison   2/17/2017 10:10:02 AM
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I picked the colors to try to match the original on the Maryland website (which is long gone now). Here's a link where you might can view the original map, via the 'wayback machine' archives ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20070108222849/http://www.dnr.state.md.us/mdmap.html

 

Ariella
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Ariella   2/16/2017 1:25:17 PM
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BTW you can check out some vintage infographics from a rather surprising source hereprintmag.com/article/hand-drawn-infographics-w-e-b-dubois/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pr-cbu-tw-170216-The%20Hand-Drawn%20Infographics%20of%20W.E.B.%20Du%20Bois

"These infographics first appeared in Du Bois' exhibition, "The Exhibit of American Negroes," which he presented at both the First Pan-African Conference in London and the Paris Exposition. According to The Public Domain Review, the exhibition featured hundreds of photographs, patents and books by African Americans, a statuette of Frederick Douglass (who, contrary to some current belief, had passed away five years prior), as well as 58 hand-drawn infographics visualizing African American populations, occupations, places of origin and more."

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Ariella   2/13/2017 10:48:41 AM
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Muted paletter to suggest the outdoors? You could have gone for higher contrast by juxtaposing colors from different color families, but this is more the color of earth and trees.

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