Hackpads are smart collaborative documents. .
USGS Environmental Health
654 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 654 days ago
Visualizing Toxic Contamination After Hurricane Sandy
Develop interactive visualization stories of toxic contamination sources after Hurricane Sandy.
656 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 656 days ago
Today I looked at some of the D3 tutorials and I tried to figure out the code for some of the sample graphics. I was able to understand some of the simple ones and get them to work, but considering the complexity that will be required for visualizing the data, I needed to find another way. At least for now.
So I did some research for good software that I could use to create graphs and maps. After some experimentation with various resources, I found one that I particularly liked. With Tableau Public I created 3 visuals using some USGS data about the impact of Hurricane Sandy. This tool allows me to represent data in an appealing and easy-to-understand way with many different formats to choose from. It doesn't require any code, so I'll be focusing on becoming more familiar with all the tools and finding the best way to represent different types of data. I had some trouble modifying the labels on the axes and I haven't decided how I will handle large data sets just yet, so I'll just have to keep working at it.
Graph 1
Each of the bubbles represents a different region in New Jersey or New York hit by Hurricane Sandy. The relative size is the extent of the damage to businesses in each area. You can see the total number of businesses hit by hovering over a bubble with your mouse. 
Graph 2
Here I focused on accommodation and food service businesses (such as hotels and restaurants) damaged by flood waters in each of the regions surveyed by USGS. I chose to do a sideways bar graph because it's fairly easy to see how the numbers varied from region to region. Hovering over each bar provides the specific values.
672 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 672 days ago
Title: USGSEnvironmentalHealthHackathon
Web Player location: Web Player
Date: 10/18/2015
Author: bniemann
Data Story:
USGS Environmental Health, Octrober 18, 2015, Hackathon
Visualizing Toxic Contamination After Hurricane Sandy
Develop interactive visualization stories of toxic contamination sources after Hurricane Sandy.
644 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 644 days ago
Getting Started
Thank you for registering to participate in the #GeoViz Hackathon!
Check out these three posts to decide which project you want to work on:
Feel free to create your own Hackpad post to document and share your work.

644 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 644 days ago
Getting Started
Thank you for registering to participate in the #GeoViz Hackathon!
Check out these three posts to decide which project you want to work on:
Feel free to create your own Hackpad post to document and share your work.
654 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 654 days ago
Visualizing Toxic Contamination After Hurricane Sandy
Develop interactive visualization stories of toxic contamination sources after Hurricane Sandy.
656 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 656 days ago
Today I looked at some of the D3 tutorials and I tried to figure out the code for some of the sample graphics. I was able to understand some of the simple ones and get them to work, but considering the complexity that will be required for visualizing the data, I needed to find another way. At least for now.
So I did some research for good software that I could use to create graphs and maps. After some experimentation with various resources, I found one that I particularly liked. With Tableau Public I created 3 visuals using some USGS data about the impact of Hurricane Sandy. This tool allows me to represent data in an appealing and easy-to-understand way with many different formats to choose from. It doesn't require any code, so I'll be focusing on becoming more familiar with all the tools and finding the best way to represent different types of data. I had some trouble modifying the labels on the axes and I haven't decided how I will handle large data sets just yet, so I'll just have to keep working at it.
Graph 1
Each of the bubbles represents a different region in New Jersey or New York hit by Hurricane Sandy. The relative size is the extent of the damage to businesses in each area. You can see the total number of businesses hit by hovering over a bubble with your mouse. 
Graph 2
Here I focused on accommodation and food service businesses (such as hotels and restaurants) damaged by flood waters in each of the regions surveyed by USGS. I chose to do a sideways bar graph because it's fairly easy to see how the numbers varied from region to region. Hovering over each bar provides the specific values.
663 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by darron.fuller@daen-society.org 663 days ago
Here are the 3 USGS civic hacking projects related to data visualizations:
672 days ago
Unfiled. Edited by Sophia B Liu 672 days ago
Title: USGSEnvironmentalHealthHackathon
Web Player location: Web Player
Date: 10/18/2015
Author: bniemann
Data Story:
USGS Environmental Health, Octrober 18, 2015, Hackathon
Visualizing Toxic Contamination After Hurricane Sandy
Develop interactive visualization stories of toxic contamination sources after Hurricane Sandy.

Stop sharing the collection with ?

This pad is open to "", so will still be able to access it.
Cancel
USGS Environmental Health Feed

Contact Support



Please check out our How-to Guide and FAQ first to see if your question is already answered! :)

If you have a feature request, please add it to this pad. Thanks!


Log in