spatial analysis 1

The map shows where the highest levels of produced cultivation are within the states that were affected by the Dust Bowl; the dates include 1900, 1920 and 1940. Looking at the map, the areas with the darker blue are the areas with the highest total cultivation, and in opposition, the areas with the darker brown contain the lowest. The red circles show the areas where the Dust Bowl occurred (in 1940, 38, & 35). Using this information it shows that areas with higher total cultivation of land were not as affected as the areas with the lowest. Since a lot of the dust in the Dust Bowl came from top soil in fields being torn up from the ground, it would be the obvious assumption that areas with high cultivation would be the most affected, but the map proves otherwise (but we would need more specific details about the farms for further reasoning of why areas with lesser cultivation are mainly affected).

Some geospatial questions I might explore for my final project would be questions asking about exportation and importation ports for slaves. Seeing where the majority of slaves were bought/captured on the Gold Coast in Africa for the slave trade and then finding the areas with the majority of these slaves were brought to for colonizers to purchase for individual purposes. Showing the colonies with the highest importation of slaves rate might show a specific relationship to the dominant country in the slave trade over time. 

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