Help me make a map of response rate by zipcode
January 4, 2012 1:06 PM Subscribe
What I want to do seems simple enough. But, it turns out, I may be too simple to do it! Or something. I have a dataset of survey responses. There are approximately 80K observations, which include response zipcode. What I want to do is make a map depicting which areas had the heaviest/lightest response rate. I have the following software at my disposal:
GoogleEarth (but not pro) -- this did not seem to be up to the task;
MapPoint (the very current 2004 version); and
posted by mcostanzo to Technology (9 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I've had some luck with SAS, in that I was able to create a map, but it didn't look great, or even, really, correct. This could, quite possibly, be user error. I've had less luck with MapPoint, but this seems to be the easiest way to do it, and I just don't know how. I'm able to create the simple pushpin map, but that's not particularly useful visualization.
There is some possibility of using ArcGIS, but my experience with that is pretty much non-existent, so that may not be useful.
Geographers and others-- your help is appreciated