Step 3: Analyzing & Visualizing

Getting Started:

Select the appropriate analysis techniques for your data.

Symbology choices should clarify your theme.

Key Questions - Analysis

  1. Is your data continuous or discrete?

  2. Are you blinding people with science?

  3. Is your analysis meaningful?

Key Points - Symbology(1)

  1. If classifying, 3-5 classes are ideal (5-7 at most).

  2. Use hue for discrete data, value for continuous.

Key Points - Symbology(2)

  1. Give people what they are expecting to see:
    (blue =water, red = bad, thick = dominant...)

  2. If only using colour to delineate, use an accessibility checker.

Creating and updating content in ArcGIS Online

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