Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Texas Public Schools geocoding project

My data visualization class this year embarked on a project to geocode every public school in Texas. The resulting file can be used to join with many data sets from the Texas Education Agency.

You can find the resulting data files on GitHub. Anyone is free to download and use.

We started with 9300 rows of data, and the students and observers in the class each took 520 of the addresses, ran them through Texas A&M's geocoding service, and then hand-corrected any result that was not better than a ZIP code match.

Check out the result here:

Use them to write stories about school performance data and other data sets from the TEA.


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