Simply Map: Visualizing Census and Survey Data
This instructional session coincided with a project comparing data from two cities for an Urban Studies 1000 level (Freshmen) course. The session provided a basic overview of Simply Map as a web-based application, described the data available within and its origins (Census, American Community Survey, etc.), two activities for creating and visualizing the data, and supporting materials for understanding the data including a libguide and deliverable handout.
|This is the script used during instruction including an outline of information given, tasks performed, and links to resources.Downloaded 450 times||33.46 KB|
|This handout describes all the datasets available in SimplyMap as well as the link to the libguide and instructor contact infoDownloaded 439 times||23.33 KB|
|This document includes the two class activities performed (making a map & making a standard report)Downloaded 584 times||21.26 KB|
|This handout provides an overview of how crime data is described in SimplyMapDownloaded 495 times||40.13 KB|
User will be able to: -To create a map using variable data in SimplyMap -To create a standard report using variable data in SimplyMap -To create a ring study using variable data in SimplyMap -Develop relationships between variable data in SimplyMap
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This session was conducted before the announcement of the course project that specifically calls for students to create SimplyMap reports to compare data across multiple locations for the Urban Studies course. Data found in SimplyMap can be used by students as maps, charts, and tables on a poster project to be completed at the semester's end.
Ensure that all users have SimplyMap access before the session begins. SimplyMap does have a user threshold for simultaneous access so contact the company to ensure enough seats for your session.