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  1. #1
    Dec 2003
    Aurora, IL

    Displaying journey to work information

    I am writing up the Journey to Work information for our RTP an need some help. We have 106 municipalities in a 4 county region and are trying to show commuter work flows throughout the region. Does anyone have examples of how others have shown similar information for their reports? Tables of numbers are exceedingly mindnumbing, charts can get overburdened and confusing, and maps can get confusing, especially when you are working at the municipality level instead of the county level.

    I have done a numbere of searches on the web, and have not really found any new and eyecatching ways to display such information, so I am hoping some of you might have worked on this problem yourself, or have found some interesting sites.

    Thanks in advance, if anyone can help me on this.

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    Cyburbian jmello's avatar
    Mar 2005
    Clayobyrne, CB
    A set of several maps at the regional level using different width arrows connecting municipalities representing rates of flow works well.

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    Cyburbian The District's avatar
    Nov 2005
    New Hampshire Seacoast
    Get your employer to buy these books! They are two of the best texts on displaying visual information. You may not find any examples to copy, but it will almost definitely stir your own imagination to create your own way of explaining your data.



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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc
    I illustrated the commuter flow on two maps in my fair city/county Comp Plan:

    Area Residents Commuting Into _____ County pg 12-8
    Residents Commuting Out Of _______ County pg 12-9
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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