Collaborative mapping project result

Behold our handiwork! 19 students worked together, entirely online, to produce this map of West Virginia nursing homes in the span of about an hour and a half (see the assignment here). In addition to mapping each of the state’s 128 nursing homes, the data points indicate overall rating (on a scale of 1 to 5 stars) and for-profit or non-profit status. You can also click any point to its name, contact information, and more specific ratings.

-Map Key-

Overall ratings

  • Green: 5 stars
  • Dark Blue: 4 stars
  • Light Blue: 3 stars
  • Yellow: 2 stars
  • Red: 1 star


  • Dot: For-profit
  • No dot: Non-profit or government-run

All data comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicare information site.

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