February 20, 2017

Cattle in the U.S.

This week we studied dot maps, and studied different ways to use these types of maps.

The basic idea was to see how well we could design the map and show the viewer where all the cattle are located, using dot map techniques.  The size of the dot was not how I chose to go, instead I chose a dot density map.  I really like the colors I chose for this map, and I used shadows on the inset maps, rounded corners, and made it look really professional.

February 10, 2017

Injuries in the U.S. from extreme weather

This weeks assignment we had to take 3 different data-sets of our choosing that we were to find online, and make a map on how they correlate. We were mostly studying coordinate systems and the idea was to see how different coordinate systems affected the maps themselves.

I chose to go with extreme weather patterns in the US.  The above map shows the amount of injuries sustained from the weather events differentiated by color. My favorite coordinate system to show these particular datasets was USA Contiguous Lambert Conformal Conic.

February 6, 2017

Pacific Northwest Volcanos

This weeks assignment was to create a map of the volcanoes throughout the northwest US.  We were given a dataset consisting of roads, volcanoes, counties, rivers, and cities.

The idea was to take the volcanoes and make them appear larger or smaller, depending on the known eruptions it has had.  Also each county is color coded by population.  Lastly an inset map is shown due to the fact that it isn't exactly clear where exactly we are zoomed in on, as the northwest could possibly include part of California in some peoples minds.