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Making MAGIC with Your Data: Interactive Maps, Mash-ups, and Data Visualization Tools

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Presented at the University of Connecticut Winter Teaching Institute 2012 by Michael Howser

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Making MAGIC with Your Data: Interactive Maps, Mash-ups, and Data Visualization Tools

  1. 1. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Making MAGIC with Your Data:  Interactive Maps, Map Mashups, and  Data Visualization Tools Michael Howser Connecticut State Data Center Coordinator &  Undergraduate Education & GIS Librarian
  2. 2. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is the  Connecticut State Data Center? • Connecticut’s Census Bureau  Liaison • Part of the National Data  Center Network • Assists public with accessing  Census Data • Provides custom data  resources for Connecticut • Funded by Office of Policy and  Management ctsdc.uconn.edu
  3. 3. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is MAGIC? • University of Connecticut  Libraries Map and Geographic  Information Center – MAGIC • Over 220,000 print maps • Historical Aerial Photography  for Connecticut  • Provides digitized maps and  aerial photography in full‐ quality TIFF format for  download – FREE! magic.lib.uconn.edu
  4. 4. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Data Visualization Multiple Approaches
  5. 5. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Why Visualize Data? • Spreadsheets are great… but it’s difficult to  understand with large datasets • Examine Concepts from multiple perspective – Spatial – Temporal • Integrate data from multiple sources • Ex. Fault lines, earthquakes, and population data • Interac ve ≠ expensive or difficult
  6. 6. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing Complex Data What do the following items have in common? June 1
  7. 7. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Does this help?
  8. 8. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Why Visualize Data as Maps?
  9. 9. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC
  10. 10. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC View Population Change over time 2010.census.gov/2010census/data/
  11. 11. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Transform this….. 2000 2010 Total Population 281,421,906 308,745,538 (+9.7%) White 211,460,626 223,553,265 (+5.7%) Black or African American 34,658,190 38,929,319 (12.3%) American Indian & Alaska Native 2,475,956 2,932,248 (18.4%) Asian 10,242,998 14,674,252 (43.3%) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 398,835 540,013 (35.4%) Some Other Race 15,359,073 19,107,368 (24.4%) Hispanic or Latino 35,305,818 50,477,594 (43%)
  12. 12. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Exploring National Data • New York Times 2010 Census Map projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map
  13. 13. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing the ACS 5 Year Data projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer
  14. 14. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing Data using Google Maps
  15. 15. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Making your own maps! • MyMaps – Placemarks (points) – Lines – Shape (polygons) – embed photos  & videos – Import KML’s • Share  • Collaborate
  16. 16. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing Data using Google Earth
  17. 17. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is Google Earth? • Travel the world • Satellite imagery • Maps • Terrain • 3D buildings • Create tours • Embed pictures and videos • Access to diverse geographic data
  18. 18. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Explore the past
  19. 19. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC
  20. 20. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing Data using  Google Fusion Tables
  21. 21. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is Google Fusion Tables? • Web based interface for uploading, managing,  and visualizing large datasets • Builds upon Google Docs and Google Maps • Includes API to develop custom interfaces • Enables sharing of large datasets
  22. 22. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC
  23. 23. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Google Fusion Example: Poverty by School District
  24. 24. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Visualizing Data using ArcGIS.com
  25. 25. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is ArcGIS.com? • Web‐based map  creation interface • Enables collaborative  map creation • Users can contribute  data to share via  ArcGIS.com • Free!
  26. 26. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Adding Data to ArcGIS.com • Data formats supported  include: – Spreadsheets (.csv, .txt) – Shapefiles (.zip) – WGS84  projection – GPS files (GPX)   • Data can be imported from  the following: – ArcGIS Server Web Service – OGC Web Service (WMS) – KML file (Google Earth)
  27. 27. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC ArcGIS Example from Gallery ArcGIS.com
  28. 28. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC On the Line A collaborative approach to  interactive maps using the Google Maps API
  29. 29. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC What is On the Line?
  30. 30. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Neighborhood Change in CT
  31. 31. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Racial Change Maps
  32. 32. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Stay Current… Follow Us  outsidetheneatline.blogspot.com
  33. 33. Connecticut State Data Center & Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Thanks! Special Thanks • Connecticut Office of Policy and Management • National Endowment for the Humanities • On the Line: How schooling, housing, and civil rights shaped Hartford and  its suburbs • UConn Department of Geography & Center for Population Research • UConn Libraries Digital Projects Team, Directors Council, Information  Technology Services, Planning Team, and Undergraduate Education Team • U.S. Census Bureau – Boston Regional Office Contact us at: ctsdc@uconn.edu   and magic@uconn.edu

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