Data visualization is an important tool in keeping your startup competitive and relevant. It allows you to quickly examine large amounts of data, and identify trends and issues. It also lets you effectively communicate your value to potential customers, stakeholders, and investors.
Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce you to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations.
For the final part of the workshop, you will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet.
For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by Map and Data Library, see the Data Visualization Guide.
Next session: Thursday Feb 21, 2019, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: Robarts Library, 4th Floor Electronic Classroom, Room 4033. Directions Instructor: Kelly Schultz, Data Visualization Librarian, Map and Data Library | firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This workshop is free and registration is required. However, we have a minimum attendance threshold for this course to run. If you cannot attend this workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign-in next to your name on the attendance sheet for this workshop. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Map & Data Library
Participants in this workshop will learn the basics manipulating, visualizing and analyzing geospatial datasets in open source desktop GIS software, QGIS. Topics covered will include: A tour of QGIS; Loading and Manipulating; shapefiles and other datasets; Symbology; Cartography; Joins; Querying and Geocoding.
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm Location: Map & Data Library
This workshop will cover using ArcGIS to process Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) data. Attendees will learn to reclassify classified data, extract building heights, generate shorelines, create a tree canopy, and create digital terrain models and digital surface models.
Note: A good understanding of GIS principles and a working knowledge of ArcGIS 10.x is expected.