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Points Unknown – Session II (Spring)
April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.
In session 2 of Points Unknown, we will move beyond basic maps to begin working with various types of spatial data, including data from the Census. We will make a variety of visualizations from this data, and perform basic spatial analysis.