Geospatial Data Visualization

No longitude/latitude data in your dataset? No problem.

An OpenData map of localities in Virginia, showing Richmond City surrounded on all sides.
An OpenData map of localities in Virginia, showing Richmond City surrounded on all sides.
Map of localities in Virginia, showing Richmond City surrounded on all sides. All map images generated in Tableau Public (©Mapbox ©OpenStreetMap). All screen-captures edited by the author.

Overview

  • Identifying states and counties with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes
  • Mapping a dataset without geographic coordinates
  • Animating geodata maps in Tableau Public

Motivation


Set ’em and Get ‘em

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Picture of “love padlocks” on a fence.
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American Community Survey Data in Python

Acquire data via API to explore digital poverty in the U.S.

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  • recalling the serialized data dictionary and variable objects we identified as being relevant to broadband in order to target specific subsets of…

American Community Survey Data in Python

Obtaining data to explore digital poverty in the US

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

GOOD FOR YOU

Three potential data science project areas

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Woman standing in a driveway with her back to a light SUV while operating an aerial drone that hovers at shoulder height.
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Data Science Shortcuts

…And add repo data, all in the cloud

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Middle-distance, low-angle, daytime photograph of a blank, 4-post billboard, in a grass field w/rocks in the foreground.
Photo by Gavin Allanwood on Unsplash
  • How to customize a link to a Github repository’s Jupyter notebook file so that it opens interactively in Google Colaboratory
  • How to read a repository’s dataset into the notebook, without having to download the data…


Data Science Shortcuts

When cloning isn’t convenient

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Image of a square, 2-top café table, with two cappuccino’s and a person seated on one side holding a cell phone.
Photo by Chiara Pinna on Unsplash


Basic privacy for public repositories

Use these two text files to keep your personal data private.

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Photograph of a single key on a key chain loop, suspended from a thin, twisted wire passing horizontally through the loop.
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Background


That One Thing

Count the number of times an item appears in a Python list, with code examples

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Photo by Lorenzo Lamonica on Unsplash


Visual EDA in Python

A gentle introduction to a project visualizing COVID-19

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Photograph of a left hand with index finger extended to the right and touching its reflection in a glossy surface.
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About

Jamel Dargan

Data and digressions, mostly regarding Data Science with Python. https://www.linkedin.com/in/darganj/

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