Map Camp *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: David Herzog of IRE and NICAR; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop; Brian Peterson of Esri
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 9:00am
  • Location: Gold Coin
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to uncover interesting news stories by mapping data with geographic information system (GIS) software during our intensive mini-boot camp and receive a free copy of ArcGIS Desktop*.

IRE and NICAR trainers conduct this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcGIS Desktop. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. You’ll learn how to display data geographically; import and query data; geocode to merge databases with addresses into maps. Attendees will also learn how ArcGIS Online may help as a storytelling platform. In addition, we'll provide you with our boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference. Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access. Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

*Attendees of the bootcamp have the option to receive the following discounts from Esri. (1) A free license of ArcGIS Desktop that will not expire and includes one year call-in technical support and upgrades at no cost. Call-in technical support and upgrades are available on a nominal fee basis in year two. (2) A free one-year subscription to ArcGIS Online that includes access to Esri's Community Analyst database. Please contact the Esri Media Relations team for further information.

This workshop is good for: Participants who have some experience working with data in a relational database manager, such as Microsoft Access or MySQL.

Attendees must be registered for the conference to attend this workshop.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • David Herzog is professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves as NICAR academic adviser. He's the author of Data Literacy: A User’s Guide (2015) SAGE Publications. He also helped launch the online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program at the University of Missouri. @davidherzog

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

  • As Esri's media relations manager, Brian Peterson has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, creative services, and advertising. He joined Esri in 2012, after serving as Vice President of Corporate Communications for Fox Cable Television Networks. Prior to working at Fox, Brian spent more than a decade at the National Football League as a senior editor and project manager. He earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. @bcpeterson56

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