For a recent meeting I put together a step-by-step stroll through the mapping and sharing features of data.wa.gov.
We start with this map as a starting point:
From there we drill down into the source dataset:
Next I figured we switch to this dataset, which does not yet have a map:
… I’ll build a map on a demo account and share it back to the DEL account.
Since the demo account does not have full publishing permissions, I’ll log in as admin and show how a map can be shared, transferred etc.
Lastly, if time allows I’ll show this uploaded shapefile for comparison:
… which I imported from this custom mapping website
Alternatively, we can look at comparing the mapping tools from a variety of companies
For this approach I’d work with this map in the Socrata platform
… derived from this dataset:
… which is one of a selection of datasets that are ported into the ESRI environment through middleware
… where it looks like this:
It can also be exported as OData into Tableau Public, where it looks like this: