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Hierarchic Organisation 1

The communication of spatial phenomena always involves elements with differing significance or priority.
Most communication about reality involves more complex relations, which require a kind of internal graphic organisation or structuring. Because this usually involves "levels" of relative importance, we can call this "illegible" hierarchical organisation.

3D Hierarchic Organistion

The most important objects are rendered in a way that they are visually dominant within the map frame. The following video illustrates this hierarchical organisation.

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