2024 Week 10 – DuBois Challenge 01


Every February for a few years, a group of data viz enthusiasts kicks of the DuBois challenge, where the community is tasked with recreating some of W.E.B. Du Bois’ famous visualisations. I used our #WorkoutWednesday last year to participate and I intend to continue this (very short) tradition this year. Today we are looking at this years, first challenge and create a custom GeoJSON map in CRMA (see the original here). The geo data is provided as shapefiles, which don’t work in CRMA, so I have converted them to GeoJSON for you to download below.


  • Recreate the dashboard below
  • Create the two maps of Georgia
    • Match all colours (You can find them here)
    • Match the legends
    • Match all annotations and headlines (I took some liberty in adjusting the title from the original)

This is the original by Du Bois:

This is my interpretation in CRMA:


I prepared the data for this challenge on data.world here.

You can find the original data that was supplied for the challenge (shapefiles and the data for each county) here, however be aware that 1. You’ll need to combine the data for the two years yourself (easy) and 2. You’ll need to find a way to convert the shapefiles to GeoJSON (not so easy if you have never tried it).



After you finish your workout, share a screenshot of your solutions or interesting insights.

This week, please use the hashtag #DuBoisChallenge2024 on LinkedIn or Twitter and tag @DuBoisChallenge on Twitter in addition to everybody else.

Either on Twitter using the hashtags #WOW2024 and #CRMA and tag @genetis, @LaGMills @msayantani, and @simplysfdc. (Or you can use this handy link to do that)

Or on LinkedIn, tagging Alex Waleczek, Lauren Mills, Sayantani Mitra, Phillip Schrijnemaekers and Johan Yu using the hashtags #WOW2024

Also make sure to fill out the Submission Tracker to track your progress and help us judge the difficulty of our challenges.


Coming later…
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