Join Chris Dutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading the dataset, part of Excel Workshop: Building a Dynamic Heat Map.
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- All right, so first things first, we need some raw data.…For this project, we'll be working with accident records…from the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts…from 2010 through 2013.…So let's open up a new browser window.…We'll go to…data.cambridgema.gov,…and once we land here,…we'll scroll down to the Public Safety Data link…here on the left side of the screen.…So once we click that, we can get a sense of…what kind of data we're working with here.…
We can preview it directly in the browser,…or we can Export this data as a raw file.…So let's go ahead and click the Export button,…and select CSV,…and then once that file downloads,…we can open it up directly in Excel.…
Chris Dutton provides hands-on examples designed to showcase why certain functions—DATEVALUE, VLOOKUP, COUNTIF, and more—are so valuable to mapping data. He also shows how to use conditional color-scale formatting to map your data matrix, and find different ways to examine the same data with different criteria, using dynamic filters. The course wraps up with a few finishing touches to make your heat map even more useful and engaging, including a preview of what's possible with the Power Map addin.
- Setting up the heat map project
- Using functions such as WEEKDAY and VLOOKUP
- Adding conditional statements
- Formatting with the color-scale feature
- Aggregating data with SUM
- Adding dynamic filters
- Creating formula-based formatting rules
- Adding additional analytics
Skill Level Intermediate
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Data Visualization for Data Analystswith Bill Shander1h 31m Beginner
1. Project Setup
2. Date and Time Functions
3. Conditional Statements and Logical Operators
4. Building a Basic Heat Map
5. Adding Dynamic Filters to the Map
6. Creating Formula-Based Formatting Rules
7. Wrapping Up
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