A Thematic Map is Worth a Thousand Cells

Now that all of our data is in a single spreadsheet, we’ll begin work on visualizing it, so that it’s easier to look for trends and relationships. We studied several examples of maps that display data in different ways (e.g., choropleths, dots, isopleths, proportional symbols) and talked about how each type might be more or less appropriate to help clarify our specific results.  Then, we used a small subset of our lost key data to create a map using Fusion Tables. In the next class, we’ll expand this map to include all of our lost key data. We’re both curious and excited to see all of our return rates distilled into a single map!