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Learn to Create a Dot Distribution Map in QGIS With Data From Global Shark Attack File (2020)

By: & Published: 2021 | Product: SAGE Research Methods: Data Visualization
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This dataset outlines how to create a dot map of shark attack incidents on the West Coast of the United States, using a subset of the Global Shark Attack File data and the QGIS statistical software. Dot maps are used to visualize individual point recordings over a geographic area and enable the reader to scrutinize the location of separate recordings over a given region. The dot map uses mainly location, color, and sometimes size to encode the value. You will learn to identify ideal use cases and best practices for employing the dot map in your work. The dataset file is accompanied by a Student Guide and a How-to Guide for QGIS.

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