CS 725/825 - Information Visualization
Fall 2013: Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:45pm, E&CS 2120

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Tableau's data visualization software is provided through the Tableau for Teaching program.

Homework 7: Visualizing Geospatial Data

Assigned: Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Due: Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 before class begins

Part 1 - Written Assignment

  1. Describe the four types of spatial phenomena as they relate to maps.
  2. Find an example of a map that shows nominal line data. Explain how it fits into that category. Include a screenshot and give the URL.
  3. Why are there so many different map projections?
  4. Describe how choropleth maps differ from cartograms.

Submission: Submit a hard copy at the beginning of class.

Part 2 - Programming Assignment

First, create a webpage (http://www.cs.odu.edu/~username/cs725f13/hw7.html would be suitable) to hold the results of this part of the assignment.

The following data set contains information about (including location) of different insects https://sites.google.com/site/fusiontablestalks/astraptes_fulgerator_complex_sample_data.csv

Create a map (either using Google Maps API, Google Fusion Tables, d3, or some other toolkit) that shows the location of each insect. Map an attribute to wingspan. Include some interactive feature such as an information box on hover or click. The information could include the species name and/or image.

Grading Rubric: Rubric for Programming Assignments

Submission: Email me the URL of your webpage before class begins. We will discuss the problem in class. I may show one or two solutions as examples.