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Map Scripting 101 by Adam DuVander

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Chapter 4. LAYER IT ON

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Mapping is like painting on a geo-referenced canvas. The most common brushes are markers and message boxes, which is the bulk of what we've used so far. To achieve a different texture, you'll need to switch it up. In this chapter, we'll branch out with some specialized layers that will improve the look of your maps.

To start, we'll simply draw lines. A lot can be represented simply by connecting geographic coordinates together: routes, political boundaries, and even individual buildings. This chapter even has a project to color states or countries on a map, which could be used to make an election map like the ones that have ...

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