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by Tim Whiteaker, Research Associate, Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, email@example.com. I recently needed to create a mesh of hexagons covering a study area in the Arctic for a research proposal. These hexagons … Continue reading
The 2D Beehive tool creates a hexagonal polygon feature class for various applications such as wildlife management etc. or for data binning e.g. to map large point-based datasets as explained here.
Download the tool from here. The tool also adds the hexagon ID, based on a polygon’s spatial location, starting with the bottom left hexagon and going left to right and bottom to top (see image below).
By Kenneth Field, Esri Research Cartographer
Presenting point-based data on a web map is challenging because of the problem of overlapping symbology, particularly as you zoom out of the map to view data at smaller scales. So-called push-pin web maps are very easy to make with ArcGIS Online but making the map make visual sense at the smaller scales requires a little more work. In this blog entry we illustrate how data binning can be used to aggregate large point-based datasets into hexagonal polygons to overcome the problem and improve the web map across all scales.