Join us for this intensive, hands-on introduction to Google Fusion Tables, one of the hottest new technologies available. Fusion Tables is a free tool that most newsrooms and others working with data use to create maps and real-time data visualizations.
This session is being taught by NYC-based John Keefe, an award-winning journalist and the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, New York Public Radio. Keefe infuses WNYC's journalism with data reporting and interactive news applications, including census analysis, map mashups, news charts and SMS-based crowdsourcing projects.
John is going to show you, step-by-step, how to start using Fusion Tables. This class will include practice exercies and some sample projects to take back and try at your organization. What can you do with Fusion Tables? Here are a few of John's projects:
Hacking the Census - How we made a Fusion Tables census map
- Story: Can Brooklyn’s historical black Congressional district survive?
- Map itself
- The Data: census.ire.org
- The Shapes: Census download page
- Shapefiles to Fusion: shpescape.com
- Tract shapes Fusion Table
- Population change table
- Population density table
- Congressional districts shape table
Election Data Without a Database
- See his post on Making AP Data Easy with Fusion Tables
PLEASE NOTE: This class is intended for people who are comfortable using spreadsheets and are eager to learn more about mapping. This is a BEGINNER class. If you're already well versed in Fusion Tables, this is not the class for you.
When & Where
Webbmedia Group is an award-winning international digital agency with two divisions: strategy consulting and training. Our strategy side spots early trends in emerging technology, develops the innovative digital ideas you see everywhere and solves organizational and workforce problems with creative digital solutions.
In total, the training side of Webbmedia Group has trained more than 30,000 people since 2005. We've even trained some of the country's leading trainers! In addition to training our corporate clients, we now offer training for the general public in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute. If you live in/ around the District, the National Press Club is centrally-located at 14th and F streets at the Metro Center metro stop. There is also ample street and garage parking outside of the building.