When you create maps, you are typically plotting data for analytics -- but you can also use SAS to create 'pretty' maps for background decorations (for posters, slides, presentations, etc). This blog shows you a few examples...
A few years ago I noticed that the CNN Situation Room had a decorative map in the background behind their news commentators. It didn't really show anything important/analytic, but it made a nice backdrop. Therefore I decided to try to create a similar map using SAS.
I used Proc Gmap to draw a world map, colored the countries dark red, and annotated lighter red dots at all the cities. I also used annotate to draw a 'shadow' behind the map, and draw a grid of lines (not really latitude/longitude lines - just a simple grid). Here's how it turned out:
Some of the CNN news segments also had world maps in the background composed of colored dots. To create something similar with SAS/Graph, I first created a grid of dots, and then used Proc Ginside to determine which of the dots were 'inside' the borders of a country, and threw out all the other dots. I then randomly colored the dots, based on the country the dots were in. This was a very simple algorithm, and the results make a pleasing (albeit of little analytic value) background map:
This next map was inspired by an example I saw on the pptgeeks website. The SAS code was similar to the red CNN map, but instead of annotating dots at all the cities, I annotate a 'starburst' at one specific city (you could change the location to correspond with the city your presentation is about).
Hopefully this gives you some ideas for your future presentations!