100 Metros User's Guide

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The presentation will allow the user to successfully navigate and master the skills of the 100 Metros Weave Tool, and to analyze amazing findings among the 100 largest cities in the United States.

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100 Metros User's Guide

  1. 1. 100 Metros Analysis User’s Guide Atlanta Regional Commission For more information contact: mcarnathan@atlantaregional.com
  2. 2. You will see this site:
  3. 3. You will see this site: LEGEND
  4. 4. You will see this site: LEGEND MAP
  5. 5. You will see this site: LEGEND MAP BAR CHART
  6. 6. You will see this site: LEGEND MAP BAR CHART DATA TABLE
  7. 7. THE LEGEND: Controlling Variables, Color and Appearance of the Map
  8. 8. Navigating the Legend
  9. 9. Navigating the Legend Notice how each circle on the legend describes the MSA characteristic on both the map and bar graph. Atlanta
  10. 10. Variable Selector
  11. 11. Variable Selector Click here to change the variable being displayed.
  12. 12. Variable Selector
  13. 13. Variable Selector The column on the left lists the categories to choose from, such as education, health, housing market, or demographics.
  14. 14. Variable Selector
  15. 15. Variable Selector The column on the right lists the specific variables, including number of residents with a bachelor’s degree, percent in good health, or housing price index.
  16. 16. Appearance and Color
  17. 17. Appearance and Color The wrench icon allows you to access the display settings, and adjust color scheme and appearance.
  18. 18. Appearance and Color
  19. 19. Appearance and Color BINNING: This allows you to adjust the bins to a desired parameters.
  20. 20. Appearance and Color BINNING: This allows you to adjust the bins to a desired parameters. You can select the breaks either in quantiles (top 20%, bottom 20%), or by equally spaced intervals.
  21. 21. Appearance and Color
  22. 22. Appearance and Color APPEARANCE: This allows you to customize the map color and legend display.
  23. 23. Appearance and Color APPEARANCE: This allows you to customize the map color and legend display. There are plenty of colors to choose from, so pick the scheme that best fits your purpose.
  24. 24. Appearance and Color
  25. 25. Appearance and Color There are lots of other options and effects to choose from, so play around with them to tailor your map!
  26. 26. THE MAP: Selecting and Presenting Data
  27. 27. Map Basics
  28. 28. Map Basics The hand tool allows you to pan and drag the map to your desired picture.
  29. 29. Map Basics The hand tool allows you to pan and drag the map to your desired picture. The arrow tool allows you to select individual cities or cities within a region.
  30. 30. Map Basics The scale bar allows you to zoom in or out. The hand tool allows you to pan and drag the map to your desired picture. The arrow tool allows you to select individual cities or cities within a region.
  31. 31. Map Basics
  32. 32. Map Basics When moving the mouse over the map, you can see individual MSA values for the variable being displayed in the legend.
  33. 33. Selecting on the Map
  34. 34. Selecting on the Map Using the arrow tool, click and drag to highlight specific cities or regions.
  35. 35. Selecting on the Map
  36. 36. Selecting on the Map You can also click and drag on the data table to highlight specific bins. These selections will appear on the map.
  37. 37. Map Settings
  38. 38. Map Settings The wrench in the top left hand corner will adjust the display settings on the map. The current default settings are recommended for analysis.
  39. 39. THE BAR CHART: Graphically Presenting Data
  40. 40. Bar Chart
  41. 41. Bar Chart The chart automatically sorts the selected variable from lowest to highest. Lowest % w/ Bachelor’s Highest % w/ Bachelor's
  42. 42. Bar Chart The chart automatically sorts the selected variable from lowest to highest. To change the variable being represented, click here. Lowest % w/ Bachelor’s Highest % w/ Bachelor's
  43. 43. Bar Chart
  44. 44. Bar Chart Here, you have the familiar “Attribute Selector” Menu, with categories and variables listed. Select the variable you wish.
  45. 45. Bar Chart
  46. 46. Bar Chart KEY POINT: You must select “Remove all” before selecting another variable, otherwise the variables will be “stacked” and unreadable.
  47. 47. Bar Chart
  48. 48. Bar Chart After selecting your new variable, see how the bar chart sorts out the MSAs into a new hierarchy. Least % Pop over age 65 Most % Pop over age 65
  49. 49. Bar Chart
  50. 50. Bar Chart Click and drag on the bar chart to isolate the highest or lowest values to discover regional trends.
  51. 51. Bar Chart Click and drag on the bar chart to isolate the highest or lowest values to discover regional trends. (Florida has the top four cities with percentage of pop. over age 65!) FL
  52. 52. DATA TABLE: Enhancing Your Analysis
  53. 53. Data Table
  54. 54. Data Table This icon at the bottom of the page is housing the Data Table. This is another useful tool for data selection.
  55. 55. Data Table
  56. 56. Data Table This table lists all 100 Metros. You can highlight individual or multiple MSAs by using +Shift or +Ctrl.
  57. 57. Data Table
  58. 58. Data Table Click on the wrench to add more columns of data.
  59. 59. Data Table
  60. 60. Data Table Click on the wrench to add more columns of data. The Open selector button will allow you to access the list of variable categories to add to the chart. Select the categories you wish to display.
  61. 61. Data Table
  62. 62. Data Table The data table is now populated with the desired values. You can sort highest to lowest by clicking on the top headers.
  63. 63. 100 METROS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Atlanta Regional Commission For more information contact: mcarnathan@atlantaregional.com

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