All data have a spatial component, even more so with the new prevalence of location-based applications. By asking questions of this data, we can gain insight into our social and environmental context, and tell powerful, analytical stories through visualizations. This class will start by covering the basics of geospatial data: what it is, how it’s organized, and a description of common formats. Note: Sign up for a free CartoDB account before the class, and come equipped with a laptop or tablet to follow along in the class. No programming or GIS experience is required.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
John works at Azavea as the GIS Project Manager on the Justice and Enterprise Services Team. John has over 13 years experience working in geographic information systems, database design and analysis, web development and design, and has focused for the last two years on managing large scale web application development projects. He graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies and Anthropology.
Tuesday, October 6th