I'm in an Advanced GIS class for which I need to produce a final cartographic project. The project must begin in ArcGIS but from there I'm free to use anything else (Illustrator, Flash, Google Earth, etc). In the spirit of John Snow
, I'd like to make my upcoming trip to London a force for academic good.
I have a GPS unit, a DSLR camera, a student's budget, and a winning personality. What should I map? I'm open to all suggestions as long as they meet the following criteria:
1) The map should present complex and interesting information.
I'm not too worried about this one because questions soliciting suggestions on this site often generate very interesting answers.
2) The project/map should be focused.
I'll be in London for only a week and I'd like to make the data collection effort into a sort of overarching theme for my visit. That means I should probably confine my map to one neighborhood or area (I'm staying in Soho, but don't let that restrict you).
3) The data can come from any (accessible) source.
I'd like to have a little fun gathering the data, but if your suggestions for a map can just as easily be constructed with data from other sources, I'd be happy to hear them. I live in the United States, so any return trips are out of the question this semester.
Thanks in advance. If I choose to go with one of the suggestions, I'll keep you updated.