Posts Tagged ‘ gmap ’

Drawing paths on a map using SGplot

April 6, 2017
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For those of you who don't have SAS/Graph's Proc GMap, I recently showed how to 'fake' a variety of maps using Proc SGplot polygons. So far I've written blogs on creating: pretty maps, gradient shaded choropleth maps, and maps with markers at zip codes...
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Plotting markers on a map at zip code locations, using GMap or SGplot

March 29, 2017
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Users frequently ask how to plot their data as markers on a map. There are several ways to do this using SAS software. If you're a Visual Analytics user, you can do it using a point-and-click interface. But if you're a coder, you might need a little he...
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Bringing the heat! – Creating heat maps with proc sgplot …

March 23, 2017
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If you're a fan of SAS' ODS Graphics, you probably know that it does pretty much everything except geographical maps. But it's flexible enough that you can "fake it 'till you make it"! This example describes how to fake a geographical (choropleth) heat...
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How to create a ‘pretty’ map with Proc SGplot

March 21, 2017
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If you give an artist some tools, they can create a pretty picture. Sure, they might have a preferred tool - but they can probably do a pretty decent job no matter what you give them (paint, colored pencils, watercolor, charcoal, etc). And creating pre...
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Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

March 5, 2014
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In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool to use SAS to show the locations of all the clandestine meth labs in the US?!? Let's do it!... In thi...
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Using SAS to track the spread of … Walmarts!

October 31, 2013
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SAS has been used to track the spread of many things, such as wild animals, tornadoes, and money launderers -- but this time I'm using it to track the spread of Walmart stores across the U.S. over time! Since its start in the 1960s, Walmart has grown ...
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What if Minard (or Napoleon) had a computer and digital maps

October 28, 2013
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Many people today just use their computer to play Angry Birds or post pictures of their most recent meal on Facebook ... but what would some of the great minds of the past have done with a computer?... For example, Charles Minard was creating impre...
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Real-world analytics for Analytics 2013!

June 12, 2013
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You might have seen my previous blog, where I plotted some interesting tourist attractions on a geographical map of the British Isles (which may be of interest to Analytics 2013 Conference delegates)... Well this blog uses even more powerful analytics,...
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