Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ticks and Trips: Tick Danger along the MI North Country Trail

We were planning the most recent UMich Tableau Users group and I heard that I was supposed to do a Ticks and Trips. Apparently, they actually said "Tips and Tricks" but my mind was already working. In no time I was combining Lyme Disease data from the CDC and journal articles with demographics data. In order to span much of the state I used the North Country Trail as my "trip" and I was off. I built this on the fly, incorporating many tips and tricks. One person in the audience raised her hand and told us that she got Lyme Disease hiking in the Western UP, exactly where my viz showed the highest probability.