You are going to use a website called ArcGIS.com to present some UK health data on a map. GIS stands for geographical information systems and allows us to understand the relationship between health outcomes and location.
How to use ArcGIS
- Go to http://www.arcgis.com/home/
- Click on make a map
- Now click on Add in the top left hand corner and then ‘add layer from file’ from the drop down menu.
- You need to find the results from last week. They are in Student Shared>Geography>Year 12> select Health Data
- Now click import layer.
- A map should now have been completed. If you have any problems see Mr Turner
You now have a map that shows the location of all of the locations from the data table.
Now you are going to use this map to present 4 different health outcome variables which you will then analyse.
Follow these steps.
- If you hold your cursor over the ticked cell on the contents pane on the left hand side an arrow will appear.
- Click on the arrow.
- Select change symbols
- Then select size
- Then from the drop down ‘To show’ menu select one of the variables.
- Press apply and the size of your dots on the map will change to fit the data that has been collected.
- To improve your map alter the class size and change the symbol until you get something you are happy with.
- Finally print screen and add this to a word document with an appropriate heading.
To see a finsihed example click here.