Presentation Title

CA Water x CA Population

Faculty Mentor

Lucy HG Solomon, James Miller

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:44 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:29 AM

Location

266

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

This submission is for a data visualization poster, to be presented on a monitor. "CA Water x CA Population” is a data visualization that correlates California’s need for water supply with the rapid rise of population. I approached my project by researching and gathering information from the state of California about it’s population and water supply. I collected most of the data from the book, “The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era” (2019). My research shifted my attention not only to water necessities for residents, but also to water required for the production of agriculture. I learned that nearly half of the California water supply goes to agriculture or landscaping. As global cities are in a time of rapid growth, this expansion poses a challenge for farmers to meet demand. California has one of the biggest water infrastructures in the United States, but also faces environmental issues stemming from storage dams and aqueducts. These infrastructures remain the current solution to the water demand during the summer months and in the southern part of the state. The subject is introduced by a graphic of a water drop, in which I embedded the outline of the state of California and the figures of people. For my method, I utilized ArcGIS (Geographic Information System software) to create a presentation of multiple maps of California. The specific maps that I constructed visualize the primary issues that I focused on: Population, Crop Production, and Dams, each in correlation to California’s water supply. I blended different atlas layers together to create an interesting map to visually tell the story of the corresponding information. Then I put them together into a presentation to show the different perspective of each dataset. I also created an info-graphic that highlights some of the important and most interesting data points. In this chart resembling a pie chart to split each dataset, I used different colors to group the perspectives embedded within the data. I wanted to create the info-graphic to draw viewers into the subject, so that they may be compelled to read some of the data findings, which would lead them to view the ArchGIS maps to dive deeper into the data. Citation: Walker, Richard A., and Suresh K. Lodha. The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era. Berkeley: U of California, 2019. Web.

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CA Water x CA Population

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This submission is for a data visualization poster, to be presented on a monitor. "CA Water x CA Population” is a data visualization that correlates California’s need for water supply with the rapid rise of population. I approached my project by researching and gathering information from the state of California about it’s population and water supply. I collected most of the data from the book, “The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era” (2019). My research shifted my attention not only to water necessities for residents, but also to water required for the production of agriculture. I learned that nearly half of the California water supply goes to agriculture or landscaping. As global cities are in a time of rapid growth, this expansion poses a challenge for farmers to meet demand. California has one of the biggest water infrastructures in the United States, but also faces environmental issues stemming from storage dams and aqueducts. These infrastructures remain the current solution to the water demand during the summer months and in the southern part of the state. The subject is introduced by a graphic of a water drop, in which I embedded the outline of the state of California and the figures of people. For my method, I utilized ArcGIS (Geographic Information System software) to create a presentation of multiple maps of California. The specific maps that I constructed visualize the primary issues that I focused on: Population, Crop Production, and Dams, each in correlation to California’s water supply. I blended different atlas layers together to create an interesting map to visually tell the story of the corresponding information. Then I put them together into a presentation to show the different perspective of each dataset. I also created an info-graphic that highlights some of the important and most interesting data points. In this chart resembling a pie chart to split each dataset, I used different colors to group the perspectives embedded within the data. I wanted to create the info-graphic to draw viewers into the subject, so that they may be compelled to read some of the data findings, which would lead them to view the ArchGIS maps to dive deeper into the data. Citation: Walker, Richard A., and Suresh K. Lodha. The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era. Berkeley: U of California, 2019. Web.