Date of Award

2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Paul Sutton

Second Advisor

Jing Li

Third Advisor

Guiming Zhang

Keywords

Cartography, Geovisualization, Migration, Open-source, Origin-destination, Visualization

Abstract

Migration plays a key role in determining the health and success of cities, counties, and countries. It also plays a key role in determining the health and wellbeing of the individuals and families that undergo a migration event. This has led many scholars to map and study global migration patterns to understand how and why people move. While migration data are powerful, the origin-destination (O-D), tabular format of the data can be hard to interpret. To make O-D data more powerful, geographers can lean on computer cartography and new geovisualization techniques to help decision makers make sense of large, complex datasets. This research seeks to determine which visualization methods are applicable to represent O-D migration flows at multiple spatial scales via a cost-effective and scalable web-based mapping tool.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Joseph Hiebert

File size

42 pgs

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Geographic information science and geodesy

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