Putting a State Budget on a Map


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Putting a State Budget on a Map

  1. 1. Putting a State Budget on the Map<br />Learon Dalby<br />Arkansas Geographic Information Office<br />2/28/2011<br />
  2. 2. Tuesday- November 2, 2010<br />Senate- 35 members<br />House- 100 members<br />Freshman Senate- 15<br />Freshman House- 47<br />
  3. 3. Issue is the Issue<br />
  4. 4. Issue is the Issue<br />
  5. 5. November 5, 2011<br />
  6. 6. Mapping State Budget<br />How?<br />Where is the data?<br />How do we get the data?<br />How should we map it?<br />Can we deliver on time?<br />You asked to Dance so Dance!<br />
  7. 7. Data<br />Focus on State Funding<br />Government<br />Education<br />Public Safety<br />Health & Human Services<br /><ul><li> Executive General Improvement Funding- DFA
  8. 8. Legislative General Improvement Funding- DFA
  9. 9. County Funding- State Treasurer
  10. 10. Municipal Funding- State Treasurer</li></li></ul><li>Display<br />Heat Map<br />By Block Group<br />By Population<br />Thematic Map<br />County<br />City<br />
  11. 11. Arrival of Data<br />Set a cut off date<br />The data spoke for itself<br />County<br />City<br />School District<br />Make a decision and move on<br />
  12. 12. How to Provide<br />Web application<br />Which one<br /> How<br /> Failure is not an option<br />
  13. 13. Result<br />Two 3 ring binders<br />House of Representatives<br />Senate<br />Divided every 10 districts for easy search<br />
  14. 14. Cover<br />
  15. 15. Introduction Page<br />
  16. 16. Page 1<br />Example for presentation purposes this does not represent real data<br />
  17. 17. Page 2<br />Example for presentation purposes this does not represent real data<br />
  18. 18. Page 2<br />Example for presentation purposes this does not represent real data<br />
  19. 19. Page 3<br />Example for presentation purposes this does not represent real data<br />
  20. 20. Page 4<br />Example for presentation purposes this does not represent real data<br />
  21. 21. Technically How<br />Funding data joined (table) to the appropriate geography (check for nulls)<br />County, city or school district Resultant file is then unioned with legislative district (House or Senate) (County_Funding_Union)<br />Nulls were reviewed and deleted where appropriate. These were generally the result of the lack of integrated topology. (County_Funding_Union)<br />SqMi (Double) was added and calculated to ensure a significant portion of the legislative district was within the County. Any area less than 10 sq/mi (County), less than .023 sq/mi (city(check all up to .1 sqmi)) was deleted (County_Funding_Union)<br />
  22. 22. Technically How<br />County_Funding_Unionconverted to a point file (Feature to Point) for display purposes ((County_Funding_Union_Feature)<br />Add type Column to each file<br />Merge with previously merged files/Clean<br />Run update query to consolidate all calculations for each district to a single row<br />Create Pie charts by district. Doing so at a state level skews the visual<br />Reports run manually on each district to complete the template below.<br />
  23. 23. Parts and Pieces<br />
  24. 24. Keep it simple stupid<br />Present the same way they are accustom to seeing reports<br />Use all the space available (2 pages front/back)<br />Failure is not an option<br />
  25. 25. Fonts matter be consistency<br />Leader lines are messy<br />Whole numbers play nice<br />All numbers should better match<br />Remember geography rules ($ is in or out)<br />People know their area<br />Check, recheck, and check again. Then be ready to fix<br />
  26. 26. Example for Presentation Purposes This does not represent real data<br />
  27. 27. You have 3-5 seconds to<br />Create impact!<br />
  28. 28. DO NOT create confusion!<br />
  29. 29. Colors really do matter http://bit.ly/Color4Maps<br />
  30. 30. Learon.Dalby@arkansas.gov<br />Arkansas Geographic Information Office<br />@learondalby<br />