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Georgia Municipal
Association’s
User’s Guide to the City
Interactive Mapping
Platform
You will see this site:
You will see this site:
LEGEND
You will see this site:
LEGEND
MAP
You will see this site:
LEGEND
MAP
Scatter Plot
You will see this site:
LEGEND
MAP
Scatter Plot
DATA TABLE
A Quick Caveat!
The majority of the 200+ variables
associated with this map come
from the American Community
Survey, which...
Quick Tip #1!
Quick Tip #1!
If you are only interested in the
map, getting rid of the scatter
plot can simplify the screen
layout. To ge...
Quick Tip #2!
Quick Tip #2!
Anytime you want to
print or save what is on
your screen, simply
“right-click” and select
“Print/Export Appl...
Quick Tip #3!
Quick Tip #3!
We have created subsets that will
allow you to look at only cities of a
certain size. Note that you can
crea...
THE LEGEND:
Controlling Variables, Color
and Appearance of the Map
Navigating the Legend
Navigating the Legend
Notice how each circle (which
represents a city) on the map
describes the characteristic on
both the...
Variable Selector
Variable Selector
Click here to change the
variable being mapped.
Variable Selector
The column on the left lists the
categories to choose from, such
as education, housing, or
demographics.
Variable Selector
The column on
the right lists the
specific
variables,
including
number of
residents with a
bachelor’s
de...
Appearance and Color
Appearance and Color
The gear icon allows you
to access the display
settings, and adjust color
scheme and appearance.
THE MAP:
Selecting and
Presenting Data
Map Basics
Map Basics
The hand tool
allows you to pan
and drag the map
to your desired
picture.
Map Basics
The hand tool
allows you to pan
and drag the map
to your desired
picture.
The arrow tool
allows you to
select i...
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
pi...
Map Basics
Map Basics
When moving the mouse over the map,
you can see individual city values for
the variable being mapped in the
leg...
Selecting on the Map
Selecting on the Map
Using the arrow
tool, click and drag
to highlight specific
cities. Here we
selected all cities
north ...
Selecting on the Map
Selecting on the Map
You can also click on the
highest value bins on the
color legend to highlight
only those cities with ...
THE Scatter Plot:
Graphically Presenting
Data
Scatter Plot
Scatter Plot
This allows you to look
at two different
variables on the same
screen. This is more of
an advanced feature, s...
Scatter Plot
This allows you to look
at two different
variables on the same
screen. This is more of
an advanced feature, s...
Scatter Plot
This allows you to look
at two different
variables on the same
screen. This is more of
an advanced feature, s...
Scatter Plot
This allows you to look
at two different
variables on the same
screen. This is more of
an advanced feature, s...
Scatter Plot
Scatter Plot
Once you click the title, you have the familiar
“Attribute Selector” Menu, with categories
and variables list...
Scatter Plot
Scatter Plot
You can set both the “X” (horizontal)
and “Y” (vertical) axis here.
DATA TABLE:
Enhancing Your Analysis
Data Table
Data Table
This icon at the bottom of
the page is housing the
Data Table. This is
another useful tool for
data selection. ...
Data Table
Data Table
This table lists
all 535 cities in
Georgia. You
can highlight
individual or
multiple cities
by clicking and
dra...
Data Table
Click on the
gear to add
more columns
of data.
Data Table
Data Table
The Open selector
button will allow
you to access the
list of variable
categories to add
to the table.
Select t...
Data Table
The Open selector
button will open
that same master
data selector…
simply choose the
variables you
want to fill...
Data Table
Data Table
The data table is now populated with the
variables you chose. You can sort highest
to lowest by clicking on the...
Data Table
Data Table
By sorting the column, you can select only the
cities that meet a certain criterion – here we
chose only cities...
RECORDING YOUR
ANALYSIS
Recording your
analysis
By sliding the bar,
you are able to
backtrack your
analysis, similar to a
undo/redo button.
Recording your
analysis
Save a Session State :
Saving your analysis
Saving and exporting your session…
This button
allows you to
save and export
your session.
Saving and exporting your session…
Opening your saved session…
To open your
saved session,
click this button
and navigate to
the file location.
Opening your saved session…
That’s All Folks!
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Georgia Municipal Association Users Guide to Interactive Mapping

  1. 1. Georgia Municipal Association’s User’s Guide to the City Interactive Mapping Platform
  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 Scatter Plot
  6. 6. You will see this site: LEGEND MAP Scatter Plot DATA TABLE
  7. 7. A Quick Caveat! The majority of the 200+ variables associated with this map come from the American Community Survey, which is a sample-based data product with margins of error associated with it. Many of Georgia’s cities are quite small, and the smaller the city, the larger the margin of error will be. For simplicity sake, we did not map the margins of error. So please keep this in mind when getting data for your city, especially if it is small (less than 5,000 population).
  8. 8. Quick Tip #1!
  9. 9. Quick Tip #1! If you are only interested in the map, getting rid of the scatter plot can simplify the screen layout. To get rid of the scatter plot, simply click the “minimize” icon. The “minimize ” icon
  10. 10. Quick Tip #2!
  11. 11. Quick Tip #2! Anytime you want to print or save what is on your screen, simply “right-click” and select “Print/Export Application Image” The “right- click” option menu
  12. 12. Quick Tip #3!
  13. 13. Quick Tip #3! We have created subsets that will allow you to look at only cities of a certain size. Note that you can create your own subset by simply selecting the cities you want and then choosing “Create and save subset from selected records” from this drop-down menu. The Subset menu
  14. 14. THE LEGEND: Controlling Variables, Color and Appearance of the Map
  15. 15. Navigating the Legend
  16. 16. Navigating the Legend Notice how each circle (which represents a city) on the map describes the characteristic on both the legend and scatter plot.
  17. 17. Variable Selector
  18. 18. Variable Selector Click here to change the variable being mapped.
  19. 19. Variable Selector The column on the left lists the categories to choose from, such as education, housing, or demographics.
  20. 20. Variable Selector The column on the right lists the specific variables, including number of residents with a bachelor’s degree, the percent of those 65+.
  21. 21. Appearance and Color
  22. 22. Appearance and Color The gear icon allows you to access the display settings, and adjust color scheme and appearance.
  23. 23. THE MAP: Selecting and Presenting Data
  24. 24. Map Basics
  25. 25. Map Basics The hand tool allows you to pan and drag the map to your desired picture.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. Map Basics
  29. 29. Map Basics When moving the mouse over the map, you can see individual city values for the variable being mapped in the legend. It is also highlighted on the scatter plot so you can see where your city (Snellville) falls on two different dimensions (bachelor’s + & income) and get an instant comparison to all other cities in Georgia.
  30. 30. Selecting on the Map
  31. 31. Selecting on the Map Using the arrow tool, click and drag to highlight specific cities. Here we selected all cities north of I-20.
  32. 32. Selecting on the Map
  33. 33. Selecting on the Map You can also click on the highest value bins on the color legend to highlight only those cities with the highest concentrations of those 65 and older!
  34. 34. THE Scatter Plot: Graphically Presenting Data
  35. 35. Scatter Plot
  36. 36. Scatter Plot This allows you to look at two different variables on the same screen. This is more of an advanced feature, so if this is “overkill”, simply minimize the scatter plot!
  37. 37. Scatter Plot This allows you to look at two different variables on the same screen. This is more of an advanced feature, so if this is “overkill”, simply minimize the scatter plot! To change the variable being represented, click here.
  38. 38. Scatter Plot This allows you to look at two different variables on the same screen. This is more of an advanced feature, so if this is “overkill”, simply minimize the scatter plot! To change the variable being represented, click here. Income (higher moving to the right
  39. 39. Scatter Plot This allows you to look at two different variables on the same screen. This is more of an advanced feature, so if this is “overkill”, simply minimize the scatter plot! To change the variable being represented, click here. Income (higher moving to the right Education(highermovingup)
  40. 40. Scatter Plot
  41. 41. Scatter Plot Once you click the title, you have the familiar “Attribute Selector” Menu, with categories and variables listed. Select the variable you wish.
  42. 42. Scatter Plot
  43. 43. Scatter Plot You can set both the “X” (horizontal) and “Y” (vertical) axis here.
  44. 44. DATA TABLE: Enhancing Your Analysis
  45. 45. Data Table
  46. 46. Data Table This icon at the bottom of the page is housing the Data Table. This is another useful tool for data selection. It is kind of like a closet, as you can store things down here, like the scatter plot if you don’t want to use it!
  47. 47. Data Table
  48. 48. Data Table This table lists all 535 cities in Georgia. You can highlight individual or multiple cities by clicking and dragging the mouse while depressing the “Shift” or “Ctrl” keys.
  49. 49. Data Table Click on the gear to add more columns of data.
  50. 50. Data Table
  51. 51. Data Table The Open selector button will allow you to access the list of variable categories to add to the table. Select the categories you wish to display.
  52. 52. Data Table The Open selector button will open that same master data selector… simply choose the variables you want to fill out your data table
  53. 53. Data Table
  54. 54. Data Table The data table is now populated with the variables you chose. You can sort highest to lowest by clicking on the top headers.
  55. 55. Data Table
  56. 56. Data Table By sorting the column, you can select only the cities that meet a certain criterion – here we chose only cities with a population of 30,000 or greater. Only those cities are highlighted on the map.
  57. 57. RECORDING YOUR ANALYSIS
  58. 58. Recording your analysis
  59. 59. By sliding the bar, you are able to backtrack your analysis, similar to a undo/redo button. Recording your analysis
  60. 60. Save a Session State : Saving your analysis
  61. 61. Saving and exporting your session…
  62. 62. This button allows you to save and export your session. Saving and exporting your session…
  63. 63. Opening your saved session…
  64. 64. To open your saved session, click this button and navigate to the file location. Opening your saved session…
  65. 65. That’s All Folks!

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