Sense of Place (SnsPlace)

Sense of Place combines a comprehensive statistical database with a set of simple visualization techinques to allow students to gain an understanding of the characteristics of U.S. counties. Students can examine data for any one of the statistical variables in the database. In addition, students can create metrics consisting of target values for several variables, and rate counties by how closely their data match the targets. Symbolic mapping is used to illustrate spatial characteristics of a state or county, such as its size, shape, and location, as well as regional patterns among different counties. Graphing is used to illustrate basic concepts of data distributions and to depict the distributions of specific variables. A spreadsheet is used to view the multivariate data sets created by user metrics.

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Last updated: 07/07/2006.