Mapping 2: Manipulating and editing geographic data with QGIS (repeat session)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Alex Richards of Syracuse University
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 10:10am
  • Location: M107
  • 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

  • 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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