Assigned Readings:  

  1. Katie Borner and David E. Polley, Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data, Chapter 2: "'WHEN': Temporal Data" (Focus on p.38-58, briefly skim pages 59-65, and ignore the rest of the chapter).
  2. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg and Steven J. Steinberg, GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives Chapter 6 (p.141-160): "Using secondary digital and nondigital data sources in research

Questions to guide your reading:
Remember to include specific examples in your notes.

  1. Themes What are some best practices when visualizing time?
  2. Content Where can you find data for use in your visualizations
  3. Content How should you approach a dataset and choosing which data values to visualize?
  4. Questions What questions do you have about gathering and organizing data?

Helpful Context

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