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Click on theAssignments, Lab button to the left and download the document that contains step-by-step instructions to Lab#1. You will elaborate interests in connection to the "metropolitan," "technology" and "infrastructure," by using open data sources and by reasoning through responses to the questions, with relevant data and source support.


I have posted an example submission in this forum that models one possible way of completing this lab (but it is by no means the best or only way).

You will need to post: (1) a cut/paste version of the write-up, to make it accessible at a click ; (2) a subject heading title for the post that establishes focus relevant to something in the write-up; (3) copy of the data you extracted from US Census site (attached as either a CSV or Excel .xls sheet); (4) post as a reply to the entire post, a file of the write-up that can be downloaded (this can be as a Word or .pdf file).

Lab 1: Getting Started with Data

1. What areas comprise the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area(s)? What tool from the Open Data Resource Sheet did you use to place this in perspective (there’s multiple ways)?

These regions are Oakland, Frederick, Rockville, Towson, Bel Air, Elkton, Baltimore City, Washington, Alexandria, Easton, Salisbury and Ocean City. I utilized the maps instrument in the Open Data Portal of the Maryland.Gov website (Maryland.gov).

2. Find the definition of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): in light of this definition, what kind of area did you grow up? What term would you use to describe it and why? Cite sources as applicable.

The meaning of a MSA is "A geographic element portrayed by the Office of Management and Budget for use by government measurable organizations. Metropolitan factual regions comprise of the region or areas (or proportionate elements) related with no less than one urbanized zone of no less than 325,719,178 populace, in addition to contiguous regions having a high level of social and monetary reconciliation with the center as estimated through driving ties." (United States Census Bureau). I experienced childhood in the little city of California. I classify it as a little city since it just has a populace.

3. Explore at least 5 websites on the Open Data Resource sheet: find statistics on an issue or topic relevant to the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area? What can you conclude or infer about what the data means?

5 Websites

  1. Bureau of Justice Statistics: www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/news-release/areaemployment_baltimore.htm
    Education and health services had the largest annual job gain among Baltimore’s supersectors, adding 11,500 jobs since March 2016. The 4.3-percent local rate of job growth was faster than the national rate of 2.3 percent.
  2. Internal Revenue Service:http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2.

In the Tax year 2014, in all industries “Number of U.S. corporation returns” were 14,969 and “Number of foreign corporations” were 90,204.

  1. US Department of Education Data and Research:http://www.ed.gov/rschstat

Prior to October 1994, children and youth with disabilities were served under Chapter 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as well as under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. Data reported in this table for years prior to 1994–95 include children ages 0–21 served under Chapter 1. Data are for the 50 states and the District of Columbia only. Increases since 1987–88 are due in part to new legislation enacted in fall 1986, which added a mandate for public school special education services for 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

d.US Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/news-release/areaemployment_baltimore.htm
Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,306,400 in October 2017, up 46,400, or 1.4 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count also increased 1.4 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that the Washington area’s October increase was its 43rd consecutive over-the-year employment gain.

e.US Bureau of Transportation Statistics: https://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13754.html
The average daily traffic is Southern Baltimore is 170,350 in 2001. (SAIC)

4. 4. Using data fromUS Census Bureau

a.Create a table that compares the following information for three areas of Baltimore/DC MSA, be sure to include the data of Maryland (overall) as well to compare. Focus on:

i.Population, (General population, persons under 5, under 18, over 65)

ii.Living in same house 1 year & over

iii.High school graduate or higher

iv.Bachelor’s degree or higher

v.Mean travel time to work

vi.Housing units homeownership rate

vii.Median household income

viii.Persons per household

ix.Persons below poverty level

STATISTIC

Baltimore /DC MSA

Glendale, CA

Baltimore City

Rockville City

Bel Air Town

Maryland

Population, general population

614,664

66,940

10,109

6,016,447

200,831

Population, persons under 5

6.5%

6.5%

5.6%

6.1%

4.8%

Population, persons under 18

21.0%

21.5%

20.5%

22.4%

18.6%

Population, persons over 65

12.9%

14.0%

18.4%

14.6%

15.6%

Persons, living in same house 1 year & over

82.7%

83.7%

86.4%

86.6%

0.0%

Persons, HS graduate or higher,

82.5%

93.4%

95.5%

89.4%

84.4%

Persons, Bachelor’s degree or higher

28.7%

64.0%

36.9%

37.9%

37.9%

Minutes, Mean travel time to work

30.5

31.1

30.7

32.3

27.1

Housing units home ownership rate

47.1%

59.0%

64.0%

66.8%

35.3%

Median household income

$42,421

$100,239

$66,828

$74,551

$52,574

Persons per household

2.47

2.56

2.27

2.67

2.73

Persons below poverty level

22.7%

6.8%

5.0%

9.7%

14.6%


(United States Census Bureau)



b.Compare this with where you’re originally from. How do the issues differ or seem similar? List at least three ways. (I could not find my home town)



i.With respects to destitution, the place where I grew up has more than 1.5 times more individuals who are beneath the neediness level.



ii.My main residence has more individuals underneath 5 years of age and more than 65 years of age which demonstrate there are more financial wards



iii.Maryland is more wealthy as there is a substantial distinction in house proprietorship and salary.



5. 5. Do you notice any trends or anything significant among or between the areas? Explain.



There is a pattern in that the higher the household income the higher also is the number of bachelor graduates. This points to a mutually causal productive cycle of education and income. Another pattern is that the lower the population, the higher the house ownership. This may be due to housing supply being more than a smaller population.



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6. In your own words describe several of the major problems Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and/or DC has to deal with (take your pick). Are these related in some way to infrastructure? Can using technology improve or alleviate any of these problems? (Support your answer from an Open Data Resource on the Sheet).



Maryland has a genuine substance manhandle issue with respect to each affirmation there are one to three substances distinguished (Maryland.gov). More substance manhandle guiding and recovery focuses can lighten this issue. Exact information gathering of those distressed using mechanized data frameworks can extend the foundation fabricate prerequisites of Maryland.



7. What technologies do you feel could be beneficial as the Baltimore/DC Metro area grows?



Green advances ought to be pushed more to keep up an excellent way of life and to add to the worldwide program for environmental change. This could be framework bolster for reviving stations for electric vehicles or elevating sunlight based vitality to decrease utilization of fuel.



8.

8. Thinking about the Towson University Campus (particularly if you live on campus), what could be improved by technology?



Transportation can be more effective by introducing an overhead monorail that will cross the length of the grounds. Ideally, this can additionally decrease lateness by permitting a crisis quick means for understudies running late.



9. List three public services that a city would generally provide to its residents and how neglecting infrastructure associated with it might hamper progress or cause long-term harm. Explain by finding salient examples in the recent news; link to the news articles.



Transportation is essential in any city and on account of Baltimore city, the production of a huge number of occupations has exceeded transportation. For instance, air terminal laborers were not ready to report for work for the absence of transportation (McIntosh).



LaDeau is a partner researcher of ailment biology from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York and he has found mosquito reproducing grounds the West Baltimore neighborhood of Franklin Square (Zaleski). The Baltimore City government knows about many empty structures that are pervaded and should enact its sanitation office to be over this circumstance.



There was a perilous occurrence in a Baltimore County retirement group when a petroleum gas line softened up August 2017 (Donovan). Baltimore County firefighters reacted immediately and close off the gas and power.





Works Cited



Bureau of Justice Statistics. "UCR Index arrest and offense data for the 90 largest counties, for 1990-1996". www.bjs.gov/content/data/90cntycr.csv



Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Baltimore Area Employment – March 2017". www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/news-release/areaemployment_baltimore.htm.



Donovan, Doug. "Gas leak at Parkville retirement community leads to evacuation". 25 Aug 2017, www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/bs-md-oak-crest-evacuation-20170825-story.html.



Glendale California. "About Us". www.glendaleca.gov/government/about-us.



Internal Revenue Service. "Virginia Inflow: Individual Income Tax Returns: County-to-County Migration Inflow for Selected Income Items, Calendar Years 2013-2014". www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/1314va.xls.



Maryland.gov. "Baltimore Metro". data.maryland.gov/Administrative/Baltimore-Metro/dg7n-dchq.



Maryland.gov. "Substance Problems among Admissions to Maryland State-Supported Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Programs, SFY 2008-2012". 1 December 2016, data.maryland.gov/Health-and-Human-Services/Substance-Problems-among-Admissions-to-Maryland-St/iydi-jrpd.



McIntosh, Maggie. "Baltimore needs better transportation to jobs". Baltimore Sun, 18 Aug 2017, www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/b...



SAIC. "Effecrs of Catastrophic Events on Transportation System Management". 18 Jul 2002, ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13754.html



United States Census Bureau. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan: Glossary". www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro/about/glossary.html.



U.S. Department of Education. "Baltimore City Public Schools". www.ed.gov/labor-management-collaboration/conference/baltimore-city-public-schools.



United States Census Bureau. "Quick Facts". www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045216.



Zalkeski, Andrew. "Bug Hunt". Citylab, 18 Aug 2017, www.citylab.com/solutions/2017/08/bug-hunt/537321/


this my lab and i need just fixed with some mistakes

this largely makes some good points and thinks with the data in key ways, though in #5, the poverty is tied to infrastructure at the level of housing ties to educational resources, which in turns feeds into employment challenges. So please do use that data about demographics and infrastructure to draw conclusions about what it all means, too. Question 6 I believe raising substance abuse issues though you use the term “manhandle” (which may have happened if you worked with a thesaurus; clarify phrasing to specify issue you intended – I was not sure what you meant in 6. The point about green solutions should be specified in relation to tech, too, because it’s possible that tech could be the source of pollution and environmental damage and you need to explain some ways it could help on the issues. I sense English may not be your first language and encourage you to use resources like the writing center to help articulate points clearly and specifically. Otherwise, good start to course!

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RUNNING HEAD: COMPUTER SCIENCE

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RUNNING HEAD: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Lab 1: Getting Started with Data
1. What areas comprise the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area(s)? What tool from the Open
Data Resource Sheet did you use to place this in perspective (there’s multiple ways)?
These regions are Oakland, Frederick, Rockville, Towson, Bel Air, Elkton, Baltimore City,
Washington, Alexandria, Easton, Salisbury and Ocean City. I utilized the maps instrument in the
Open Data Portal of the Maryland.Gov website (Maryland.gov).
2. Find the definition of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): in light of this definition,
what kind of area did you grow up? What term would you use to describe it and why? Cite
sources as applicable.
The meaning of a MSA is "A geographic element portrayed by the Office of Management and
Budget for use by government measurable organizations. Metropolitan factual regions comprise
of the region or areas (or proportionate elements) related with no less than one urbanized zone of
no less than 325,719,178 populace, in addition to contiguous regions having a high level of
social and monetary reconciliation with the center as estimated through driving ties." (United
States Census Bureau). I experienced childhood in the little city of California. I classify it as a
little city since it just has a populace.
3. Explore at least 5 websites on the Open Data Resource sheet: find statistics on an issue or
topic relevant to the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area? What can you conclude or infer
about what the data means?
Websites

RUNNING HEAD: COMPUTER SCIENCE
1. Bureau of Justice Statistics: www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/newsrelease/areaemployment_baltimore.htm
Education and health services had the largest annual job gain among Baltimore’s super
sectors, adding 11,500 jobs since March 2016. The 4.3-percent local rate of job growth
was faster than the national rate of 2.3 percent.
2. Internal Revenue Service: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2.
In the Tax year 2014, in all industries “Number of U.S. corporation returns” were 14,969 and
“Number of foreign corporations” were 90,204.

1. US Department of Education Data and Research :http://www.ed.gov/rschstat

Prior to October 1994, children and youth with disabilities were served under Chapter 1 of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act as well as under the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA), Part B. Data reported in this table for years prior to 1994–95 include
children ages 0–21 served under Chapter 1. Data are for the 50 states and the District of
Columbia only. Increases since 1987–88 are due in part to new legislation enacted in fall 1986,
which added a mandate for public school special education services for 3- to 5-year-old children
with disabilities. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atlantic/newsrelease/areaemployment_baltimore.htm
Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,306,400 in October 2017, up 46,400, or 1.4 percent,
over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the
national job count also increased 1.4 percent. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional

RUNNING HEAD: COMPUTER SCIENCE
commissioner noted that the Washington area’s October increase was its 43rd consecutive
over-the-year employment gain.
US Bureau of Transportation Statistics: https://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13754.html
The average daily traffic is Southern Baltimore is 170,350 in 2001. (SAIC)
4. Using data from US Census Bureau
a. Create a table that compares the following information for three areas of Baltimore/DC
MSA, be sure to include the data of Maryland (overall) as well to compare. Focus on:
i. Population, (General population, persons under 5, under 18, over 65)
ii. Living in same house 1 year & over
iii. High school graduate or higher
iv. Bachelor’s degree or higher
v. Mean travel time to work
vi. Housing units homeownership rate
vii. Median household income
viii. Persons per household
ix. Persons below poverty level

Baltimore /DC MSA

Glendale,

STATISTIC
Baltimore

Rockville

Bel Air

MarylandCA

RUNNING HEAD: COMPUTER SCIENCE
City

City

Town

Population, general population 614,664

66,940

10,109

6,016,447 200,831

Population, persons under 5

6.5%

6.5%

5.6%

6.1%

4.8%

Population, persons under 18

21.0%

21.5%

20.5%

22.4%

18.6%

Population, persons over 65

12.9%

14.0%

18.4%

14.6%

15.6%

82.7%

83.7%

86.4%

86.6%

0.0%

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