The potential of thematical mapping is a few mouse clicks away !
Working with C&D can be divided in 5 main steps :
- Choose your base map : use the borders that fit your study : USA by states or counties, UK by zipcodes, Pakistan by tehsils, etc.
- Choose your data sets : Associate your own data according to the scale you choose to work with. They can be either generic data, e.g. demography, or more strategic data (sales, turnover, outlets).
- Choose which statistical processing(s) to use: They are numerous, from simplemodules (calculation, quantification, filters) to more advanced modules (standard deviation, regression, typologies such as Principal Component Analysis or Ascending Hierarchical Classification).
- Choose your view: filling, symbols, pies, bar charts or flow charts… make your data talk with varied and customizable displays.
- Display all: Link all these modules to the Display icon to immediately see your map evolving on your screen.
The organigram: the support to your reflection
All these steps can easily be spotted thanks to C&D main asset: the organigram.
Each and every function available is displayed as an icon to be inserted in the organigram. This way, you can intuitively create your map and easily understand what were the steps used when looking at someone else’s map.
Highly customizable, it enables you to come back at any stage of the map creation to change either a data, a map or for example, the thresholds used in a quantification. Once saved, the organigram becomes a model for further maps, a base for other C&D users. Since it is directly linked to the main elements of your work – base map and data set(s) – any change in these elements will imply the update of the map on the display section.
Hundreds of combinations
With C&D, choose the view that will best express the potential of your data. For a population density, you can choose between the filling (shaded areas), the grid, 3D or anamorphosis. Once this choice has been made, choose the colors, the scale, the font, all the elements of the map to get the display you were looking for.