Our group, consisting of Chris J, Chris L and Lawrence Lin, is going to develop an interactive timeline map of Carleton Student Statistics, with a primary focus on where the students are coming from throughout our history with other corresponding statistics such as gender, major, religious affiliation and athletic information.
We hope to find the data we’re looking for in the Carleton Archives, Carleton Admissions, and with help of the the Office of the Deans. We are assuming they will at least have the hometown and major of each admitted student as well as the other information that we are seeking out. We obviously are going to be dealing with massive amounts of data and we hope to use a relational database to store and manipulate our data. We’re hoping that Carleton has digitized their archives but if not we will be looking at a lot of documents and will need to use a scanner to convert them into a PDF and a PDF reader to get the data we need from them. Once we have a relational database set up we’re thinking we want to use the ArcGIS platform to create our interactive timeline map that will offer the user information about each Carleton student and the geographical history of admitted students.
Were going to try and break down our project into three weeks. By the end of week 6 we want to have access to and have digitized all the data that we need to run this project. That includes having scanned any documents that we plan on using. By the end of week 7 we wan to have out relational database set up and able to store our massive amount of data. By the end of week 8 we want to have a rough cut of the final project with the rest of week 9 to clean up the site and figure out our bibliography.