Geography Fieldwork

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Data presentation

4. Data presentation

Here a composite bar graph has been used to show changes in land use with progression from the centre of the CBD.

Radar graphs are a powerful way of presenting transect data. In the following example, radar graphs have been used to show the distribution of different land uses along each transect, showing that certain land uses are more prevalent in certain directions.

Radar showing distribution of industry with distance from the CBD.
Radar showing distribution of industry with distance from the CBD.
Radar showing distribution of industry with retail from the CBD.
Radar showing distribution of industry with retail from the CBD.

GIS can be used to create a thematic map, as shown in the example below. From this map you can easily identify areas of chain store retail in certain streets with areas of independent retail along other streets.

Thematic map of retail types in a small town by ArcGIS / Esri, DigitalGlobe & Microsoft.

Wordle showing epitome words to describe the town centre