Last month I posted about how to read box plots, and today I'm sharing how you can make your own. I picked two online tools that don't require you to calculate the mean and quartiles yourself and shared a quick couple lines of code for the R users out there. Let's start with Desmos! Desmos… Continue reading Making Box Plots
Here on Spatially Challenged, I post things people ask me about. The bigger topics (SAGA GIS, data sources, Word tricks, etc.) get turned into series of how-to posts, and the smaller questions inspired a series of vocab posts. Today we're talking about the words Euclidean and Cartesian. Euclidean means "related to Euclid." Euclid was a… Continue reading Vocab Words: Euclidean and Cartesian
Just a brief post so that any subscribers see that the About Me page has been updated! I made a post earlier about my recent move to Wisconsin to do a PhD at UW-Madison, but just got a chance to update the static page. Thanks for reading!
Box and whisker plots are one of my favorite ways to visualize data, but they can be challenging to read if you haven't seen them before. Today I'm going to show a couple examples, and in the future I'll show you how to make your own! Firstly, box and whisker plots are also called boxplots.… Continue reading Box and Whisker Plots
For a long while the most frequent question I got from other GIS users was, "hey, can I have a copy of your county map shapefile?" This really easy to get from the Ohio Transportation Mapping System website, but somehow I still end up emailing out this file at least every couple months. Today I'm… Continue reading Data Downloads: State and County Maps
This month I'm looking into some new map making software options. After talking to some friends and colleagues about their experiences, I wanted to compare the features across multiple platforms. Capterra was really helpful for me, so I wanted to share my experiences with you! I went to the GIS software category. From there, I… Continue reading Capterra
Today I'm continuing a series on sources of spatial data (see past posts on aerial images and DEMs). Soil maps are useful for all sorts of applications, like deciding where to place a trial in a larger field so that all the treatments are on the same soil type or determining the drainage class of… Continue reading Data Downloads: Soil Maps