Data Adventure #7: How to Analyze Geographic Data in Shapefiles

Posted on 07/01/19 by Andrew Schrock


From empty Dorito bags and fast food cups lining the curb to plastic bags stuck in trees, litter mars too many L.A. neighborhoods. In response, in 2016 Mayor Eric Garcetti implemented a scoring system to quantify cleanliness of city streets.

How does your neighborhood stack up? Are you forced to hop over abandoned mattresses, or strolling down a sparkling sidewalk? To answer this question, we will look at cleanliness ratings for various neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

While programming experience helps for this instructable, it is not required. (Please see our first and second instructables for information on the tools used in this exercise, and the final instructable for information on APIs)

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