Our Dallas client was adamant that they “drew” from an enormous distance. And, in truth, they did however when you add it all up and look at the annual attendance for the year, the vast majority of attendance came from a 30 minute drive time.
The below map shows the attendance by zip codeoverlayed with drive-time zones of 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes. The cost for purchasing mass-media, to reach the outer areas, was definitely not worth the return on investment!
Attendance by zip code
If you’re new to GIS analysis, I recommend the following book as good intro.
Here’s a great book to get ideas on conveying data visually
SciTE is a wonderful & powerful editor! I love using it for AutoHotKey, Python, HTML, SPSS, SQL, XML, and more! Below are SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys to use with SciTE . I’ve bolded a few of the ones that I use very frequently. You also may like to check out the documentation. I have custom SciTE Hotkeys that I’ve added however they require updating files like the user.properties file which review in a this post.
You can download a printable version here. In the zip file you’ll find an Excel file which you can easily manipulate to your liking or just use the PDF versions.
SciTE Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys
Magnify text size.
Reduce text size.
Restore text size to normal.
Cycle through recent files.
Delete to start of word.
Delete to end of word.
Delete to start of line.
Delete to end of line.
Go to start of document.
Extend selection to start of document.
Go to start of display line.
Go to end of document.
Extend selection to end of document.
Go to end of display line.
Expand or contract a fold point.
Select to next bookmark.
Select to previous bookmark.
Find selection backwards.
Line transpose with previous.
Selection duplicate. (Great to use in SciTE editor)
I used to work in Market Research and would spend hours cleaning up labels from surveys I’d programmed in online tools. The below video shows how easy it can be if you understand regular expressions and a little programming.
Regular Expressions can have a steep learning curve however it is really worth it if you continually get data that you need to clean. You can also check out this post of mine showing how they can be used to automate your metrics.
Being able to, programatically, navigate to an Internet page and scrape the contents in a reliable fashion is best things invented since sliced bread! I spent years manually going through pages and copying/pasting contents from IE to Excel then spent even more time trying to clean it up. Done properly you can get the data very, very close to how it is on the web with little effort.
The below video walks through using AutoHotKey to obtain basic values from a Web page. It also demonstrates a script I wrote that helps write the syntax (yes I’m that lazy!) The AutoHotKey script I wrote is further down this page and can also be found on the AHK forum here.
In this beginning tutorial I how to:
1) get a pointer to IE
2) navigate to a page
3) get text from a page