Agenda

  1. Data stories
  2. Flowing Data/Source review
  3. Go over readings
    1. http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2013/09/16/ethics-in-data-journalism-privacy-user-data-collaboration-and-the-clash-of-codes/
    2. http://www.ericson.net/content/2011/10/when-maps-shouldnt-be-maps/
  4. Make choropleth map with shapes
    1. Find shapes to match up
    2. Confirm columns match
    3. Merge data in Google – State shapes are here: https://www.google.com/fusiontables/data?docid=17aT9Ud-YnGiXdXEJUyycH2ocUqreOeKGbzCkUw#map:id=3
    4. Create Mapbox account
    5. Get Tilemill/hook up account – https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/
      1. If not working, try this
    6. Load shapes
    7. Customize colors
    8. Customize popup
  5. Make point map with addresses
    1. Format spreadsheet
    2. Geocode addresses
    3. Load CSV into Tilemill
    4. Color
    5. Popups
    6. Discuss styling of background

Assignments

  1. Complete rough draft of project – text and visualization – must be handed in by next class
  2. Hand in two completed Mapbox maps, which we started in class
  3. Read:
    1. http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/10/word-clouds-considered-harmful/
    2.  http://tedunderwood.com/2012/08/14/where-to-start-with-text-mining/
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