Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cherry & Silver Track Meet 2012

Link to my Cherry and Silver Track Map

Notes for next time:
--> to make sure the area with the data only shows up in the screen instead of having to zoom into the area
--> figure out how to create a legend

First Upset

I have been working on a topographic map of all the schools that participated at University of New Mexico's Cherry and Silver Track Meet last weekend for a few hours now. I finally put the finishing touches on my map (after having to start over 3 times) and... it deletes!

Apparently I do not have an account on though I thought I did--so I need to work out those kinks first before I am going to slave over another map.

It looked very nice though, so I am going to re-due it and post it later on today.

Some notes I have on ArcGIS so far:
--> I don't like that I have to create a new layer for each school in order for them to be on map. I wish there was a layer already made for Universities, that I could just select those that participated through a search.
--> I liked that I could link webpages to the pinpoint, as well as a description and image.
--> I wonder if you could do 3D maps using

Just some thoughts after working with this last map. Don't worry, I will figure out everything and have a map posted up soon!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Motives

I walked into my adviser's office for my last advising meeting as an undergraduate and I sat down with the intension of just showing him the classes I was going to end up taking. He then asks me,

"What do you want to do with your Geography degree?"

I had to think about it, because I only planned to pursue Sociology. After sitting down with him he reminded me that Geography is connected to everything, and reminded me why I fell in love with Geography and decided to major in it in the first place. So we brainstormed, tossed around a few ideas, and ended with the Geography of Sports. He showed me an interaction map that was created on && I fell in love. This is what I want to do for my last semester of college, create maps about one thing near and dear to my heart; Sports.