Finding and Documenting Mappable Data
Course name: GEOG 211: Cartography
States: South Dakota & North Dakota
Documenting data Sources and other Information
1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016
a. http://www.census.gov/data/tables/2016/demo/popest/state-total.html Spreadsheet.xlsx
2. SOUTH DAKOTA Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990
3. NORTH DAKOTA Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990
4. South Dakota County Data Sets
b. Excel format
5. North Dakota County Data Sets
b. Excel format
I searched South Dakota history in Google search in order to retrieve facts that may lead to information relevant to the development of South Dakota. The http://www.history.com/topics/us-states/south-dakota. Many searches regarding information of south Dakota leads to locations sites therefore key questions such as “what is the black hills in south Dakota?” is searched to reduce the tourists attraction results. Searching black hills history brings up interesting facts and a timeline of South Dakota, http://www.legendsofamerica.com/sd-blackhills.html. South Dakota is home of many Native Americans therefore searching for reservation and tribes will also dig up good information, https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/before-you-go/about-south-dakota/plains-indians/general-information. Searching population growth in South Dakota is key to finding information regarding the development of the state. http://www.southdakotadashboard.org/population#0-6531-g this site explains how South Dakota is growing faster than the national average. Another site full of information the capital journal giving insight of population growth causes in south and North Dakota, http://www.capjournal.com/news/south-dakota-is-one-of-the-fastest-growing-states/article_f2fb3bc0-7367-11e3-ab6c-001a4bcf887a.html.
Population searches helped get county trends and information regarding growth, http://www.northdakota-demographics.com/cities_by_population. Other keywords for searches were crimes per counties, which resulted in information per city in North Dakota, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nd/crime/. A timeline search of North Dakota also helps in understanding the changes in the state, http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/ndtimeln.htm. Many searches have lead to the same links regardless of the search engines used. Trimming down on searching why population is growing in North Dakota lead to job growth, http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/08/north-dakota-still-has-tons-of-jobs-despite-cheap-oil/. North Dakota is known for oil so oil searches is a good way to find the economic growth of the state, http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/06/06/11-Shocking-Facts-about-the-North-Dakota-Oil-Boom.