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  • My name is Adrienne Allegretti and I’m the GIS Project manager at blue RasterContract with NCES to provide them with mapping solutions andbuild and maintain web map applications and tools such as the SDDS map viewer. I’m here today to talk to you about some of our new initiatives.
  • First is the demographic profile viewer.Has anyone seen this application yet that you can get to from the SDDS landing page on nces.ed.gov?Was initially built to accommodate the new style of data as profile tabs that is delivered to NCES from the Census.
  • Right now, it contains nearly 1,000 economic and social variables from the ACS 2006-2010 and 2010 Decennial Census.ACS 2007-2011 Data coming soon!
  • Written in JavaScript rather than Flash and has an adaptive design making it easy to use on devices like the iPad
  • Here’s the url if you’d like to check it out. You can also access the application from the SDDS landing page at nces.ed.gov/surveys/sddsLet’s take a quick look together…One dataset we wish to include soon into the profile viewer, besides the 2007 ACS data is the ability to view public school points as well.
  • Knowing the location of school has always been an important topic of interest at the Dept of Ed. Each year new schools are formed and some even closed. So, each year CCD has a new list of schools that they need to geocode. To aid NCES with their geocoding needs, we’ve been developing the geoLocale tool. It will allow the quick ability for batch geocoding and intersecting schools points with Locale Code and other geographic datasets like Congressional Districts. Once launched, it will be open to the public. However, without a log in, users can only geocode a single address, switch basemaps and turn on map overlays.
  • From the previous screen I geocoded our current address.
  • Now if I Sign in and upload a data file. I have the opportunity to geocode a number of addresses.
  • Sign in and upload a data file
  • And get back Locale Codes as well as other geographic codes for those addresses, such as the Congressional District IDs for the 112th and 113th congress, the country Id’s and more.
  • View geocoded addresses on the map, symbolize points by locale codes or even the geocode score information, and customize point infowindow data
  • Zoom in, turn on imagery, and Verify the geocoded address DEMO -
  • The next step to knowing a school’s geography is knowing its boundary or catchment area. The SABINS data infrastructure project is the first comprehensive effort to assemble, unify, and disseminate digital GIS data of elementary, middle, and high school catchment areas contained within school districts throughout the country.The significance of school boundaries: “The ready availability of contextual data tied to school attendance boundaries in a GIS framework offers important opportunities for addressing a broad range of social science research problems. For example, this data resource will facilitate cutting-edge research on residential segregation, the concentration of poverty, public health and epidemiology, gerrymandering within school districts, and the effects of school quality on academic outcomes and home values.”The collection and dissemination of school attendance boundaries is significant for a variety of reasons. Just to give you a few examples…Benefits to the DistrictsCreation of walk and bike zonesSchool and facility location planningSimplified boundary re-designIt’s free and can be used year after year to make updates While looking for data online this last year I came across a very large number of maps with the wrong year in the title or text next to the map explained where changes to boundaries had been made, but were not displayed in the current map. This NCES tool eliminates these problems.There are also benefits at the state level. For example: The state of Georgia has made the collection and dissemination of school boundaries a priority because of a project related to children in the foster system. Studies have shown that children who are forced to move schools when they move between foster homes do noticeably worse in school than children who move homes, but are able to stay in the same school. By maintaining state-wide digital school boundaries and a foster home points layer the state is able choose foster homes based on the school boundary they are located in already.Benefits to social science
  • To aid in the collection progress, we are wokring to develop a School Boundary Collection/Editing ToolAfter going through a log in screen, a School District administrator might see a screen similar to this one where they can see their list of assigned school and their progress to submitting their school boundaries. To submit a school boundary, they can either upload a shapefiles they already have or begin drawing their school boundaries.
  • If they choose to begin drawing, they are provided this screen which allows them to access the boundary editing tool. With the list of schools on the left. Once a school is selected, the user then has the ability to edit the boundaries. Then once all elementary schools are complete, they can use those boundaries to feed up to the Middle schools and so forth. The school boundary collection for the whole US will not be started until this Sep 2013 and will take us about a year or so to clean it up and make available for public use. http://staging.blueraster.com/SDDS/digitizer/v15/
  • In the meantime, you can download the school boundaries processed for the 350 largest school districts for the 2009-2010 school year. Go to the SDDS map viewer via the link shown here. Then click on Get Spatial Data and check off School Boundaries
  • All of these tools we’ve been developing are leading up to allowing us to more quickly disseminate and share data with a broader audience. In this vain, we’ve created an ArcGIS Online account to be more of a central source for quick data display and sharing of that data in an interactive map. How many of you are familiar with ArcGIS Online?With an arcgis online, we have the ability to more broadly share our data and applications.
  • We’ve shared links to all our application via the homepage
  • Some of the cool features of ArcGIS Online is that you can Quickly share data in a map:Add the webservice link for your data, upload a shapefile, or even a csv for quick geocoding.Save your map and share it with a particular group in ArcGIS online or to everyone
  • You can also mash up your data with other data in the ArcGIS online community.Here I’m showing NAEP 4th Grade Math Scores for 2011, with District Boundaries and Public School overlayed. All these datasets are open and shared with the whole ArcGIS online community courtesy of NCES.In addition, we have school boundaries for elementary, middle and high schools from the largest 350 school districtsDEMO!
  • And you get a shorten link that you can copy and add to an email or you can tweet or facebook the url
  • If you want to take your map one step further, you can publish your map in a quick ArcGIS online mapping application template.
  • Here’s a quick look at the 25 different map templates available. Note the 4 Story Map templates available. This is a new concept that we can use more often in the near future to accompany news releases and reports.
  • The value of story maps is that they help to communicate the complex analysis that often times goes on behind the data. Story maps are a way of combining ArcGIS Online web maps, application templates, with multimedia and other interactive functions to reveal the story behind the data.
  • Here’s just an example of one we’ve put together at Blue Raster using the SAIPE data. The map has a timeline function that as it scrolls though the years, reveals patterns of poverty among school age children between 2005-2011 within certain areas of the country.DemoAdd NAEP, Zoom into PA, Add Districts, Add points from csvChange symbology for NAEP (4th grade Math 2011) - colorChange symbology for Districts (100% transparency)Save map and Share(url, website embedd)Share through applicationPreview, Publish, Configure
  • All of the applications, I just showed are mobile device friendly. We’ve even made the SDDS mapviewer in a way, mobile friendly. We’ve created a mobile version of the application - we presented on this at last summer’s conference. Basically, when a user try’s to connect to the mapveiwer from an iPad, instead of getting the message to install flash…
  • …they are redirected to the mobile version of the application. It includes many of the same datasets as the main mapviewer but the tools are slimmed down for ease of access and designed specifically for use on an iPad. With the ever increasing popularly of mobile devices…
  • the desktop PC has already been overtaken in the sales and we are taking the steps to prepare SDDS for this next generation.
  • You are the first to see this… our wireframe for SDDS 2.0. We are currently going to through the redesign process. Our plans include having a section for story maps we produce and highlighting new data or maps in a What’s New section, and the ability to quickly view data via topic links such as Poverty, Ethnicity, or Housing or via programs like SDDS, NAEP, or CCD
  • As users of our applications, we could really use your help in paving the way for the future. If you’re interested in helping us test application or providing feedback, please feel free to leave your card with me and we’ll get in touch.

What's New with the NCES SDDS and Web Mapping Tools - Blue Raster and Sanametrix NCES MIS - DC 2013 Presentation What's New with the NCES SDDS and Web Mapping Tools - Blue Raster and Sanametrix NCES MIS - DC 2013 Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • WHAT’S NEW WITH THE NCES SDDS AND WEB MAPPING TOOLS NCES STATS-DC 2013 – February 14, 2013Presented by Tai Phan & Adrienne AllegrettiNCES, Blue Raster, Sanametrix
  • OUR GOALS  Expanding available data options  Sharing data though social media and download options  Increasing accessibility to data for mobile devices
  • PRESENTATION OUTLINE  Review of New Applications/Tools and Demos  Demographic Profile Viewer – Nationwide demographic variables with percentages!  geoLocale – the NCES Geocoding Tool  School Boundaries collection program  Going Mobile  ArcGIS Online and increased data sharing  Future Vision and How you can help
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER Nearly 1,000 economic and social variables from the ACS 2006-2010 and 2010 Decennial Census.  ACS 2007-2011 Data coming soon!
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER  Data displayed as percentages where applicable  Visualization of data across the entire nation
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER Choose specific states of interest and legend readjusts to the new min/max of the data Adjustable legend classification and class breaks
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER  Share variables of interest  http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/ed/profiles/index.asp#DP03_119/5/ natural-breaks  Download the full ‘geographic’ datasets
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER  Locator tool for quick zooming for a region of interest
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER  Ready to print maps!
  • DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE VIEWER Features to come –  School Points  ACS 2007- 2011  Other datasets of interest (NAEP?) http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/ed/profiles/index.asp
  • SCHOOL BOUNDARIES  First comprehensive effort to assemble, unify, and disseminate school boundaries as digital GIS data  See School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) program at www.sabinsdata.org  Allows researchers and policy-makers access needed to information describing characteristics of children and families who live within school attendance zones.  Facilitates research on …  Residential segregation  Poverty concentration  Public health and epidemiology  Effects of school quality on academic outcomes and home values
  • SCHOOL BOUNDARIES  Download 2009-2010 School Boundaries collected for the largest 350 school districts.  http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/ed/
  • ARCGIS ONLINE https://deptofed.maps.arcgis.com Create interactive maps and apps. Share them with your organization or the ArcGIS Online Community.
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Links to NCES web maps and applications
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Quickly add and save data in a map
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Mash up shared data
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Quickly share data in a map
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Map application and Story Map templates
  • ARCGIS ONLINEMap templates Story Map templates
  • ARCGIS ONLINE  Story Maps  Combine ArcGIS Online web maps, application templates, with multimedia to reveal the story behind the data.  Help to communicate the complex analysis that goes on behind the data.
  • ARCGIS ONLINE Story Maps - http://storymaps.blueraster.com/saipe/index.html
  • SDDS MOBILE  Mobile devices connecting to the SDDS mapviewer…
  • SDDS MOBILE  … get redirected to the mobile version.
  • SDDS MOBILE  … get redirected to the mobile version.
  • FUTURE VISION Story Maps Featured Maps Links to geoLocale and other NCES tools Easy Data Exploration via Topics of Interest
  • FUTURE VISION Broader Data Integration with other ED programs Adaptive Design
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tai Phan Adrienne Allegretti Tai.Phan@ed.gov aallegretti@blueraster.com 202-502-7431 703-842-0171 www.blueraster.com blog.blueraster.com