This is a collection of maps, papers, etc. produced throughout school and beyond. I started working in the government/maps section of my school's library in undergrad, and the librarian recruited me to help out with her projects. She taught me how to use ArcGIS--basic analysis, cartography--and even had me take some ESRI courses so I could learn more and be of more help. And that's how I got started with maps/GIS.
Example of using Getis Ord Gi* for finding places in space where they are over-represented and under-represented.
Undergraduate project for a GIS course generated by pulling data from the CPD based on crime type.
Pilsen real estate/value map
Pilsen census block groups colored by median household income. The points show random buildings and the change in value from 2001 to 2008. Basic map where user infers/collects info.
While working as a consultant/contractor performing GIS analysis, I requested permission to use what I was working on as part of a graduate GIS class. For this project, I digitized scanned paper maps, analyzed the data, added Census data and other data, and performed a geographically weighted regression (GWR) analysis to attempt to create a model to explain gentrification. Although many other steps were performed, the main outputs were a report, a geodatabase, and maps. Census/analysis maps, GWR maps, presentation.
Blue Island Metra station distance
A map of zoning in Blue Island and distance to Metra stations. A simple buffer was used to create two rings and then the resulting polygons were merged. Census base layer veresion
This is a collection of visuals created during my Master's program in urban planning and public policy. I focused on physical design (e.g., zoning, streetscaping, bike lanes) and did a lot of GIS and Adobe (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) work. My main interests were physical planning, obviously, GIS analysis, and geographies of people (e.g., queerspace).