Workshop B: Make a Choropleth Map

In this workshop we'll learn how to manage vector polygon data and symbolize it properly when displaying quantities.  Although we'll cover many, many concepts, please focus on learning the following technical tasks first and foremost:

  • Join .csv (attribute) data to your shapefile.

  • Create new fields from calculations in your attribute table.

  • Symbolize your data with meaningful colors and classification schemes.

To complete the tutorial, please download this data:

Good luck on the videos!


Source Data Download

Begin the workshop here.

Join Attributes

Learn more about joining objects.

Calculate Density

Understanding density.


Next up, let’s explore classification!

Color Schemes

Let’s put it all together.

Beyond Choropleth

Workshop conclusion.