From the origins of civilization it is known that a picture is worth thousands words. However, the scientific study of visual communication applied to the data visualization represented on the territorial extension is a relatively recent field of research, dating back to the late 1800s, long after the first golden age of statistical graphics. The paper presents a case study in the city of Parma and it assumes that a thematic map can be more effective than a chart diagram in displaying the territorial distribution of the answers of a census of the commercial units of the city, realized with the collaboration of the shopkeepers. The translation of percentages and graphs in a thematic cartography, through the ultimate open-source tools of interactive mapping and live geolocation of the information, allows an immediate and intuitive visualization and a field control in real time. Even more, it underlines the spatial connections and the critical points and potentialities for those who must make decisions regarding the future of the commercial sector in a historical moment of serious crisis and rapid transformations.

Can a Map Save City Shops? Applications of Data Visualization to Represent the Material and Immaterial Urban Survey / Vernizzi, Chiara; Bontempi, Donatella. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1106-1119. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination IMG 2019 tenutosi a Alghero nel 5, 6 luglio 2019 [10.1007/978-3-030-41018-6_89].

Can a Map Save City Shops? Applications of Data Visualization to Represent the Material and Immaterial Urban Survey

Vernizzi Chiara
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Bontempi Donatella
2020

Abstract

From the origins of civilization it is known that a picture is worth thousands words. However, the scientific study of visual communication applied to the data visualization represented on the territorial extension is a relatively recent field of research, dating back to the late 1800s, long after the first golden age of statistical graphics. The paper presents a case study in the city of Parma and it assumes that a thematic map can be more effective than a chart diagram in displaying the territorial distribution of the answers of a census of the commercial units of the city, realized with the collaboration of the shopkeepers. The translation of percentages and graphs in a thematic cartography, through the ultimate open-source tools of interactive mapping and live geolocation of the information, allows an immediate and intuitive visualization and a field control in real time. Even more, it underlines the spatial connections and the critical points and potentialities for those who must make decisions regarding the future of the commercial sector in a historical moment of serious crisis and rapid transformations.
978-3-030-41018-6
Can a Map Save City Shops? Applications of Data Visualization to Represent the Material and Immaterial Urban Survey / Vernizzi, Chiara; Bontempi, Donatella. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1106-1119. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Image and Imagination IMG 2019 tenutosi a Alghero nel 5, 6 luglio 2019 [10.1007/978-3-030-41018-6_89].
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