Midterms….. Common issues
COLORS: Too many competing colors - Difficult to interpret > what’s the focus?
COLORS: These colors draw attention to the background and not study areas. Also, the level of deal is greater in the background than in the focus area. Create a hierarchy; brightest colors should highlight key areas, background areas should be neutral
Colors too Similar > difficult to see difference between map and the ocean COLORS: Maps should be the focus and take up the majority of a slide LAYOUT: LABELS: Edit labels! No repeats, No overlapping!
GRADUATED SYMBOLS: Difficult to differentiate between symbols • Use more exaggerated symbols and different colors
STREET LABELS: Too few Too many
STREET LABELS: Layer Properties> Labels
Projection Issues: Buffers are oval Map appears stretched
CLASSIFICATION (Population): • Comparing groups but using different breaks. • Breaks have no meaning
CLASSIFICATION (Income): • Round to an appropriate number of significant digits.
CLASSIFICATION (Income): ** Income can be used to look at a general picture, however if the emphasis is on the poor, then the usual eligibility categories are based on AMI (Average Median Income). Income can then be set at 50% of AMI, 100% of AMI, etc This is a more reasonable use of income. Income data can also be used to focus on the wealthiest, poorest or middle class 25% AMI 50% AMI 100% or more AMI