Brainstorming to select Mapping Outcome
Howdy! The Map & GIS Library at Texas A&M University would like to share some of the questions that we consider useful to explore before making decisions on how to map your tabular data.
MAP OUTCOME AND SHARING
- What kind of maps do you need to offer to the user?
- Fixed maps
- Interactive maps
- Hard copies, brochures, etc.
- Maps offered in your organization's website
- Maps can be shared through any web mapping interface
- Maps can be open to the public
- Data will be shared with collaborators only
- Access with password only
GEOGRAPHIES AND DATA TYPES
- At what geography level do you have the data?
- Political boundaries: State, county, city, etc.
- Census geographies: Census tracts, census block group, census block, etc.
- Special boundaries: School districts, police beats, agricultural districts, etc.
- Have you identified one or few maps that you would like to replicate with your data?
- Are there any projects on your field of study that you could use as reference to find reliable data sources?