Making the Most of the New Mapping Features in JMP 9
Xan Gregg, Software Development Manager – SAS
After touching on map visualizations prior to JMP 9, which involve custom graphics scripts, we explore the new mapping features in JMP 9 in depth. We cover the basic uses for maps that JMP 9 supports: providing context for geographic data and showing a measure that varies by map region (choropleths). Finally, we demonstrate JMP 9's ability to import ESRI SHP files and use custom maps. Along the way, we invite discussion on the role of mapping visualizations in general. Where do they provide insight, and where do they lead to distortion?