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:
US_county_2010.zip (compressed shapefile)
Vote_2012.zip (compressed shapefile)
Good luck on the videos!
Source Data Download
Begin the workshop here.
Learn more about joining objects.
Next up, let’s explore classification!
Let’s put it all together.