Agenda 8/13

  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 – make sure QGIS is downloaded
    1. Download Tilemill
    2. Find shapes to match up – find US states here
    3. Confirm columns match
    4. Merge shapefile data with your original csv, save, so we can refer back to it in Tilemill
    5. Create Mapbox account
    6. Get Tilemill/hook up account – https://www.mapbox.com/tilemill/
      1. If not working, try this
    7. Use Tilemill to load shapes
    8. Customize colors
    9. Customize popup
    10. Upload
      1. Upload map from Tilemill
      2. Go to data section on mapbox site
      3. Click to get details
      4. Create new project
      5. Add title/description
      6. Send Michelle share link
  5. Make point map with addresses
    1. Format spreadsheet
    2. Geocode addresses, using Geocodio
    3. Load CSV into Tilemill
    4. Color (adjust points conditionally using marker-width, marker-color attributes)
    5. Popups
    6. Discuss styling of background
    7. Follow Upload process as explained above

Assignments 8/20

  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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