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Create Data Maps: GIS Bootcamp

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1004 Martin Luther King Junior Way

Tacoma, WA 98405

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This half-day course will briefly review the principles of mapping, discuss sources of online spatial data, and survey some of the open-source tools available, including QGIS and Google Fusion. Participants will get the opportunity to use these tools in a hands-on exercise. In this bootcamp, participants will develop skills in accessing and transforming data to be used in GIS projects and maps. We will become familiar with four core publicly available sources, but also practice making our own data sets “from scratch.”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Find and download useful geographic and demographic data
  • Evaluate, clean, and transform the data to make it useful for a given project
  • Create a dataset from scratch
  • Be able to make a map using QGIS and data from multiple sources
  • Use maps to support and expand a broader qualitative argument

The process of creating maps has gone through radical changes over the past few decades. What was once a specialized craft using expensive tools and carefully curated data has now become something anyone can do as new, easy-to-use, and inexpensive (often free) tools have allowed professionals and hobbyists alike to create beautiful and informative maps with open data. Making maps and analyzing spatial data is useful in all phases of public service, from policy development to program implementation to final evaluation.

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1004 Martin Luther King Junior Way

Tacoma, WA 98405

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