San Diego Village Propensity Map in ESRI Map Book v23
I am in awe of the San Diego Village Propensity Map. http://www.esri.com/mapmuseum/mapbook_gallery/volume23/statelocal5.html
Let me guess. It looks like they have a hillshade and some sort of raster layer that was an output of a parcel based analysis taking those factors(transit access, population, retail mix). But the shaded layer also has the properties of a hillshade. Its not just that there is hillshade and a transparent symbolized polygon layer. There are purple sections that have ridges and looks integrated if that makes sense.
If I could make something like this I would be thrilled.
Mapping Center Answer:
Your guess and mine differ a bit. We agree that there is a hillshade layer. However, I don't think the parcels were converted to raster. I think there are two layers on top of the hillshade. A selection of parcels (based on a definition query) shown with the purple-blue color and they are probably about 40-45% transparent so the hillshade shows. Then between the parcels and hillshade is a layer showing the results of a spatial analysis--shown with the multi-hue color ramp of red-orange-yellow-cyan-blue.
In the end, that's my guess--the web page you reference has Michael Klein's email; my suggestion is email him and ask.
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