Data Search Tool Tutorial
2. Find historial neighborhood data
This tutorial assumes you have some familiarity with selecting and viewing a Neighborhood Information indicator, which is covered in the previous tutorial, “1. Select and View Neighborhood Data.”
Imagine you would like to know how crime has changed over time in a neighborhood. This tutorial demonstrates how to select and view specific neighborhood data over time, based on your interest.
The legend not only shows you the color key, but allows you to control what the map displays.
Double-click to zoom in and click-and-drag to pan the map. You can also zoom using the Google Maps scrolling and zooming tools on the upper left hand corner of the map. The numbers on the map are police precinct numbers.
Notice that in 1994 the darkest spot in the entire city is the 14th precinct in Midtown Manhattan. Use the Legend’s year scroller to see how the rate of robberies declined over time.
You can view the same information in in a detailed table by selecting “Table.”
Understand how to display and view the data in a table.
You can limit the number of years that are displayed in the table. Use the two sliders to select your desired time period and click “Submit” to update the table.