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Points Unknown – Session III (Spring)
April 22, 2021 @ 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 3 of Points Unknown, we will move beyond operations such as overlays and spatial joins and begin to perform analysis on our data. This will include common operations, such as generating heatmaps, and more complex operations such as generating isochrones.