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Lab 9 – Make a Map and Conduct Spatial Analysis

Lab 9 – Make a Map and Conduct Spatial Analysis

Lab 9 – Make a Map and Conduct Spatial Analysis

Please watch the video playlist first – it shows you how to access the mapping application ‘social explorer’. This is a database Temple has free access to.

There are 3 videos in the playlist.

1. Shows you how to access Social Explorer

2. A brief overview of Social Explorer

3. How to change categories (referred to as cut points here in the lab)

Map Analysis/Creation #1

Please Create a Map of Philadelphia that has the following components

a) 2015 Income – Median Household Income over 100,000 dollars

b) Shaded Area Map

c) Tract Data

d) Green Color

e) 3 Cut Points

Export this map and then copy/paste the image file in this word document

Question – What area/neighborhood in Philadelphia has the highest percentage of household incomes over 100,000? Why do you think that is?

Question – Which Census Tract in Philadelphia has the highest percentage of household incomes over 100,000?

Map Analysis/Creation #2

Create the same exact map you just did, except for Manhattan.

Export this map and then copy/paste the image file in this word document

Question – What is the difference between incomes in Manhattan and Philadelphia? Why do you think this is?

 

 

 

 

Map Analysis/Creation #3

Please Create a Map of North Philadelphia (Centered Around Temple) that has the following components

a) Education – 2015 Population 25 years and Over: High School Graduate or More (Included Equivalency)

b) Shaded Area Map

c) Block Group Data

d) Plum Color

e) 4 Cut Points

Export this map and then copy/paste the image file in this word document

Question: What pattern do you see on the map? Explain it.

Map Analysis #4 (Just answer questions here – you don’t have to include the map)

Please look at the national scale with states as the unit and shaded area as the visualization type and answer the following questions.

1. Travel Time to Work 2015: What state has the highest percentage of workers over the age 16 years that travel 60 to 89 minutes to work?

2. Please explain the pattern you see on the map – why do you think some states have higher commute times than others?

3. Occupation – Industry by Occupation for employed civilian population 16 years or older – What part of the country has the most folks who are employed in manufacturing?

4. How did these states vote in the last Presidential Election? (Find this information somewhere else)

5. Zoom into the state of Pennsylvania. Pick County as the unit. Choose ancestry. You will see that there are many groups to choose from. Below analyze the distribution of 3 ancestry groups in Pa. Describe where these groups dwell, and try to do some outside research about the kinds of neighborhoods or settlement patterns they exhibit. Googling helps.

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