choropleth map

Illustrated Textbook: Choropleth, Proportional Symbol, & Isoline Maps

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

In this next edition, we get our monochromatic color-scheme on, find out that junior high math came in handy, and that behind every isoline map is a 3D phoenix just waiting to rise.  This page begins to explore the first 3 of 6 most commonly used map types-CHOROPLETH, PROPORTIONAL SYMBOL, and ISOLINE maps. Click to [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: 2016 AP Human Geography Exam Breakdown

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

With our new school calendar shifted two weeks up, it seems like all of the end-of-the-year hoopla is compounded by two! Needless to say, time has NOT been on my side. Alas, baby is down and coffee’s been had. I wanted to incorporate more map data this year, hopefully this keeps us interested. While creating/updating this infographic, I found/used a website called ColorBrewer to find a decent color gradient for my choropleth maps. ColorBrewer brands itself as giving color advice for maps-exactly what I was looking for. Way to go Penn State! Compiling all of the data from 51 different Excel spreadsheets was the bear here, but once everything was compiled, I used Piktochart’s nice map/charting feature to create a choropleth map that I easily inserted into the presentation. For now, it is meant for web-viewing. I will need time to create a static version. And without further adoo….adieux………adieu….the 2016 AP Human Geography Exam Breakdown [...]

NEWS via Time: This Map Shows Where in the U.S. You Have the Highest Chance of Getting Struck by Lightning

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

This Map Shows Where in the U.S. You Have the Highest Chance of Getting Struck by Lightning PSA of the day By Olivia B. Waxman @OBWaxFeb. 28, 2014 Today, Atlantic Cities points out that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has published a map of lightning strikes in the U.S. According to the description of the map in the Google Maps Gallery, the map is organized by county and represents incidents over “the years 1995-2000 and 2001-2009.” The darker the shade of red, the more “events” have occurred, and the map breaks down each county’s data in terms of total number of injuries, fatalities, cost of property damage, and cost of crop damage. Read more: Lightning Map by USGS Shows Where You’re Most Likely to Get Struck | [...]

INTERACTIVE: Pinpoint your Location via Dialect Map

January 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The New York Times posted a 25 question survey that asks the participant questions about their DIALECT-the vocabulary/LEXICON that they use to speak various terms and phrases. With the information, the results will give the participant an approximation of their location based solely upon their responses. Of course, if you over think your responses, it could end up placing you in Toronto, [...]
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