QGIS 1: Importing and displaying geographic data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Christine Jeavans of BBC News; John Walton of BBC News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Not all datasets need to be mapped, but some do! This mapping class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of visualizing geographic data. We'll go over how to find publicly available data, prepare it for mapping, join datasets and use the open-source mapping software, QGIS.

This session is good for: People who have geographic data in a spreadsheet or file that they would like to plot on a map.

Speaker Bios

  • Christine Jeavans is a senior data journalist at BBC News with a focus on health and politics. @chrisjeavans

  • John Walton is Data Journalism Editor at BBC News. Recent projects include December’s UK general election online results coverage, the climate change project, How much warmer is your city?https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-985b9374-596e-4ae6-aa04-7fbcae4cb7ee  and a data project on deaths in Afghanistan, Afghanistan war: Tracking the killings. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49662640. John has taken mapping workshops at Nicar several times in the past. 

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