Crowdsourcing: Lab 2

Crowdsourcing has become a very important way in getting information, especially when it comes to journalism. It allows people to gather information from anyone at any time. This allows enables journalists to get information from someone who is not as specialized in a certain topic.

For this project we decided to gather information on students and the areas in which they commute from or originally lived in. By walking around campus and asking students what city they lived/live in we put together a GeoMap that shows only a sample of students route for their commute to campus. Within this data we also decided to collect the students majors, just to show the diversity within this small study.


Within this study we found that most students are from Oakland County and Macomb County, making the commute for most students within thirty minutes.


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