Proportional Symbol Maps

This assignment explores how to work with proportional symbols in QGIS.

Part 1: QGIS Tutorial Videos
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Part 2: Exploring Proportional Symbol Maps with QGIS
The data for this lab is available through Learn.
Video 4.1. Exploring the provided data in QGIS Browser
Video 4.2. Joining demographic data to geographic data
Video 4.3. Styling a layer with proportional symbols
Video 4.4. Cleaning up the legend for proportional symbols in a map composition
Video 4.5. Adding an inset map to your map composition
Video 4.6. How to get the data that we used in this assignment


1.Create the following proportional symbol maps. Export them as png files and insert them into yourassignment document.
a.Total population that is 65 and over for each of the Canadian provinces (10 marks)
b.Total population that is 65 and over for each census division in Ontario (10 marks)
c.Total population that is 65 and over for each census subdivision in the Toronto censusmetropolitan area (CMA) (10 marks)

2.Create one more proportional symbol map using one of the available attributes of your choice in theprovided data. (10 marks)

3.For the map that you just made, describe with words what the map is showing. What level of geographydid you use? Which attribute? Are there any interesting patterns that you can identify/describe? (10marks)


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