A picture is worth a thousand words, or a thousand Hexagons

Cartwright, Clive; Linley, Kathrine; Lee, Kathryn. 2019 A picture is worth a thousand words, or a thousand Hexagons. Maplines - The Magazine of the British Cartographic Society, 34 (1), Spring 2019. 6-7.

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The British Geological Survey recently undertook a project to evaluate and explore the visual communication techniques for scientific data; hexagon grids proved to be one of the most popular results from this exercise. The study focussed on delivering a set of easy to interpret, generalised outputs which would enable a broad audience to grasp scientific concepts. We explored seven of the current geohazard resources (see inset box below). The resulting hexagon grids provide a visually striking yet simple mechanism, populated with a pared down version of existing complex geological data.

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Additional Keywords: HEX Grids
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 07 Jun 2019 13:21 +0 (UTC)

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