Mapping 2: Manipulating and editing geographic data with QGIS

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Michael Corey of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 3:20pm
  • Location: M102
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

QGIS is a powerful tool for processing data for use by other mapping applications, including for web mapping. In this class you'll learn how to join tables of data to existing shapefiles and how to save data in formats commonly used for web mapping. You'll also learn how to edit geographic data, and how to process data consisting of hundreds or thousands of points to give a more meaningful summary display.

This session will be most helpful if: You completed the Mapping 1 class, or have some prior experience working with QGIS

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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