Tuesday 12 April 2011

A Spatial Challenge

There is a shop on Pearl street in Boulder which sells antique maps. While I was browsing through their stock on Saturday and reminding myself I really don't need to buy an antique map for $100, I spotted a rather neat way of coloring polygons. Which it turns out is a reasonably interesting challenge to reproduce in Alteryx. The below is my reproduction from Alteryx, complete with aerial photographs to bring it a bit more up to date than the antique version I've copied (it shows the counties of Colorado if you were wondering). 

If you feel like giving your Alteryx spatial skills a workout then have a go at creating the effect yourself.  I'll post my module later this week once I have had time to annotate it.


  1. Great looking map Adam. I think there is a great deal to be learned from historical cartography. Was this the map store by the Farmer's Market?