Posted on | June 26, 2012 | No Comments
Data driven maps are an effective visual tool used to communicate ideas, explain complex concepts, illustrate relationships or tell a story. Join the Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism for a two-day hands-on workshop July 23–24 and learn to transform data into visually descriptive maps.
The Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley trains communications professionals to innovate, engage and serve communities using the latest tools, technologies and social media practices. Check out the website for other workshops, including:
- Video For Storytellers
- July 25–27 Learn to engage audiences with video.
- Social Media Intensive
- July 31 Build your engaged online social community.
Data Mapping for Beginners is ideal for people interested in a rapid-paced immersive experience in data mapping. This workshop is ideal for scientists, communications professionals, journalists, educators and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate geographic data.
This two-day workshop is a hands-on program focused on applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools to visualize data with industry standard techniques. Participants will learn to utilize publicly available map files and data to build layered and informative maps.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of GIS concepts and methodology.
- Receive hands-on instruction in QGIS, a free, open source GIS tool.
- Create interactive maps for the iPad and the web.
- Communicate an idea or story using data and maps.
- Convert addresses to map locations (geocoding).
- Enjoy personalized small class instruction in a fully equipped Mac lab.
*Workshop will not address drawing GIS maps from scratch.
Tuition Pricing: $545
When: July 23–24, 2012 from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Where: University of California, Berkeley — North Gate Hall map
Meals: Lunch will be provided.
Lodging: Information is available on KDMC’s Frequently Asked Questions page.
Instruction: The workshop is led by Len De Groot, KDMC’s Interactive Design and Data Instructor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Detailed information on topics to be covered is available on the preliminary schedule.
- Previous mapping experience is not required.
- Participants must be comfortable with technical subjects and learning in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of Excel is recommended.
- Proficiency in English
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