Submissions should be emailed or posted by the Sunday before class, 23:59.
Submissions should be named as follows: flname_n.ext, where f = your first initial, lname = your last name, n is the assignment number, and .ext is the file extension (e.g. .doc, .pdf, .ppt, .zip, etc). You are welcome to create an HTML document and post in on the web, sending me the URL.
All submissions must show a title, your name, class name, and date.
If you submit a spreadsheet, the worksheets and columns should be labeled meaningfully, and have a source worksheet. Submit the data as well if possible so I can experiment with them.
Occasionally I receive ArcMap exhibits in the form of .mxd files. Without the associated data these are not useful, and including the data often results in an unwieldy package. I therefore recommend exporting any map to a graphics file (.gif, .jpg, etc.) in order to share your work.
Graphics should fill about 2/3 of the width of the screen; anything smaller is too small, anything larger is likely to bleed off the screen in some circumstances.
Any item you copy or refer to must be cited correctly; use the examples in the syllabus, but see a style guide for details, and be sure to include the correct URL.
I rarely print documents and generally view MSWord documents in 'web layout' mode, so don't spend much time trying to format them. The font should be readable at normal size.
Find a reasonably large dataset (n ≥ 26) representing at least 2 of the 3 data dimensions. The data can be from another class, your class or professional work, a reading, an internet search, etc., but your analysis should be original.
Produce an analysis of the data using datagraphics that depict some relationship among the 3 dimensions. Don’t conduct a complicated or sophisticated analysis, but consider a hypothesis and the visualizable insight that demonstrates or rejects it.
Produce a table and at least one datagraphic from the analysis. Although the dataset can be ‘mappable’ most (but not necessarily all) of the analysis should be nonspatial.
You are welcome to email me (and the other participants, preferably) with questions or sample exhibits.
Produce an analysis of the data based on a map and other datagraphics. This assignment can be a template for your final report.
Present choropleth maps of the estimated foreclosure rates (per person or household) using 2 different classification schemes. The map should have the necessary cartographic elements, selected and designed using the datagraphic design principles.
Also, using any visualization tool you wish (ArcMap > Tools > Graphs, or Excel, R, etc.) present a few datagraphics (bar plot, histogram, scatter, etc.). Write up your results in a brief report using proper citations for data and other references. Look at the methodology paper at the HUD website.