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

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Alex Richards of Syracuse University
  • 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 is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, where he teaches data journalism. He's a former IRE training director, and he has previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NerdWallet, 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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