Sarah Zhang (Simon Fraser University) has published a tutorial for using spatial network visualization tool Palladio to analyze migration patterns. Zhang wrote the tutorial to elucidate details of the visualizations it creates, using a dataset that diverges from those in use in other tutorials.
…when I drilled in the visualization produced by Palladio based off on my data, I found myself perplexed at some deceptively obvious characteristics of the graph, such as the nodes’ size and the connections, and their relationships. Once I tackled these puzzles, I got an entirely new understanding of the graph, which interestingly led to more research questions that can be asked of the graph.
The tutorial provides a deep examination of node size, and makes a recommendation of Miriam Posner’s “Getting Started with Palladio” for new users.