Dot Density for Population in South Dakota

Lab7_BrandThomas

The purpose of this lab was to create a dot density map and the make a proper legend for it in Adobe Illustrator. I used 1 point dot size and i think that worked well since the dots in the highly dense areas are still able to be seen and any larger it would have been too thick. The areas of density closely resemble to those shown in the previous lab, with  the medium and high density areas are the same as the dark areas from the last lab. when assigning the values it is easy to make the dot value too low and over populate the map or to make it too high and have a largely empty map, so you need to experiment to find what value lands in between the two. In the areas of higher density it is very easy to see the county boundaries but the second you look at the areas of low density it is impossible to tell where the boundaries are.

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