Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UFO Sightings Across the United States: "Do You Believe?"

My map:
Hello again Geographically minded folks! It's been awhile, but here is a new post using GIS to share some data. This post utilizes the ArcMap Online webpage, which is the online platform for ArcMap GIS programs where you are able to create maps that are easily accessible via the web. Using ArcMap Online, one can create a map from data they have already downloaded, then share it for online users to view with a bit more ease than opening up an ArcMap program on your computer. For this assignment we downloaded the UFO Sightings in the US table from a Wikipedia page and created an Excel sheet with the data. We then simply added the data to ArcGIS online and gave it bright orange location markers. Now, when you open the online map, you can click on the location markers to read about the UFO incidents that occurred in those locations. This was a simple, quick assignment, I hope to practice a few more similar maps that are easy and fun to show how GIS data can be used. Enjoy!...(Are we alone??)...

Wiki Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_sightings_in_the_United_States

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