Introduction to mapping: Importing and displaying data geographically with QGIS (repeat session)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Alex Richards of NerdWallet
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:00am
  • Location: M107
  • 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

  • Alex joined NerdWallet's public interest reporting team from Investigative Reporters & Editors, where as a training director he taught journalists around the country about best practices in investigative and data reporting. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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