Geocoding and avoiding pitfalls

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Michael Corey of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 10:15am
  • Location: Diamond Cove - conference level
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

If you've had to place many addresses on a map before, you know how problematic bulk geocoding can be — technical issues, terms of service, fun, fun, fun! If you've never had the pleasure, don't worry, we'll show you how to happily (and correctly) geocode large sets of addresses. Learn how to use to turn rows of addresses into points on a map.

This session is good for: Anyone familiar with spreadsheets. No mapping experience necessary.

Speaker Bios

  • Michael Corey is Reveal's Senior Data Editor. He leads a team of data journalists who distill large datasets into compelling and easily understandable stories using the tools of journalism, statistics and programming. My specialties include mapping, the U.S.-Mexico border, scientific data and working with remote sensing.

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