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Mapping Module 1 – Introduction to Mapping
February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. With the popularization of cartography, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can make a map, yet in news organizations, the practices of cartography and GIS have remained largely in domain of engineering and graphics teams, not with reporters.
This module will teach journalists how to make use of spatial data. Using tools common to all graphics desks, students will learn how to find and tell stories using maps. The module is five weeks and will cover everything from spatial analysis to map design. It will take place 10am-1pm every Friday, from February 13 – March 13.