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

  • Peter is a reporter on the science desk at BuzzFeed News. Data projects include analysis of the text of a year of tweets by Donald Trump and all members of Congress in the first year of Trump's Twitter-led presidency, maps showing projected future coastal flooding under climate change and the risk of wildfires, and the use of machine learning to identify surveillance aircraft from flight-tracking data. @paldhous

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