Introduction to mapping: Importing and displaying data geographically with QGIS

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Peter Aldhous of BuzzFeed News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M102
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

QGIS is the leading free, open source Geographic Information System (GIS) program. You'll learn how to use QGIS to make a simple thematic map, with areas colored according to data, plus a map of points scaled according to values in the data, how to set their map projections, and how to export them as a vector graphic.

No prior experience of GIS/mapping required.

Speaker Bios

  • I’m a reporter on the science desk at BuzzFeed News, based in San Francisco. My data-driven projects have included the use of machine learning to find spy planes in public flight-tracking data and text analysis of the Twitter accounts of President Donald Trump and all members of Congress. @paldhous

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