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Finding Data

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Key points from slides:

  • Data can be categorized as open or proprietary
  • Step back and consider the authoritative body that would have created the data you are looking for.
  • If you are going to make a map, your project will need a geographic bounding unit and microdata that can be tied together.
  • Make use of the materials available to you as a student while at UM:
    • Subject Guide data
    • GISHub
  • Accessing quality data can take time. Be kind to your future self.