I have been pondering how to do my data set project, after going to many various workshops, I have come up with an idea. I like the fact that we can create maps to explain how and why, of course I will be using maps. I want to focus on the homeless in NYC, but I had to narrow it down to something that people are unaware of when it comes to the homeless. In my research I read about homeless tent cities, and believe it or not they do exist in the big apple. However unlike other cities across the US, homeless people in New York have to move around, therefore, unable to keep a community up for very long. This subject I know is a little depressing, but this story has to be told, by someone, and that someone will be me.
I will be attending a workshop next week titled, “Storytelling with Maps: CartoDB” I am looking very much forward to this one in particular because I think it will be extremely helpful with my project.