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Mapping with ArcGIS Pro by Ryan Malhoski, Amy Rock

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Classifying data

Symbolizing data isn't limited to applying graphic marks to a feature; it can refer to any method of representing the data to improve communication. Earlier, we looked at scales of measurement, which influence the type of statistical analysis techniques that can be used when analyzing data, as well as the ways in which we represent them. In general, there are more alternatives for statistical analysis when the data is quantitative, and more types of visual variables that can be applied. Remember that your map is only as good as the data that goes into it, and make sure you understand the limitations and potential error that may be already baked into it. Our job is not to magnify that error through poor representation.

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