Data Mapping

Data Mapping

Creating Data Visualizations with Maps

Data Mapping

January 6 – 7, 2015

We love maps. They tell us the “where” of the story in a glance. Maps are the most effective visual tool for communicating ideas, explaining complex concepts, illustrating relationships or for telling a story.

Overview

Data Mapping is a two-day, hands-on certificate workshop focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing maps. Participants will learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex information, understand the story in a map, and create effective and creative static and interactive maps.

Data Mapping is ideal for career professionals interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in data visualization mapping tools & techniques. This workshop is ideal for marketing communicators, analysts, scientists, journalists, web editors, educators and those interested in communicating data with clarity and originality.

You will learn:
  • To employ best practices in graphic design techniques.
  • To use maps to interview the data and find the story.
  • The basic mapping concepts, including geocoding for identifying latitude and longitude, projections and how to choose them.
  • To identify when and how to use each type of map to illustrate your data and your story, including choropleths, scaled points, heatmaps and other ways of aggregating point data, and cartograms.
  • The basics of geographic data formats: KML, Shapefiles, CSV and how to find geo data.
  • To create multilayered static and interactive maps, including exporting to print and web-friendly image formats.
  • To use and apply mapping tools such as Mapbox, CartoDB and Google Fusion Tables for creating highly engaging data driven maps.

You’ll enjoy personalized small class instruction from expert instructors. This program is an applied learning experience for beginners in data mapping. You’ll work hands-on with the tools and create real examples of static and interactive maps. This assures that you will be ready to apply your new skill set immediately upon completion of the workshop and leave with concrete examples of highly effective illustrated stories with data visualizations.

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Instruction

Led by Peter Aldhous, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute’s Data Visualization Instructor and UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism Data Visualization Lecturer.

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Agenda

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When

January 6 – 7, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily.

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Where

Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley, near San Francisco. Map

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Tuition

$795 USD 

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Requirements
  • All participants must bring their own laptop for use during this workshop and it must be WiFi ready.
  • The level of this workshop is beginning. No previous data visualization experience is required.
  • Participants must be comfortable with technical subjects and learning in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets or Google drive is recommended. SPREADSHEET TUTORIAL
  • A personal Google gmail account is required for this class. Please remember to bring your user login and password information with you.
  • Proficiency in English.

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Additional information

Travel, lodging and other information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Questions

Please contact Diane Villadsen by email at dvilladsen@berkeley.edu, or call 510.642.6049.

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Refund policy
  • Cancellations must be received in writing by email to advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu
  • Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program registered for will receive a refund of all monies less the $175.00 cancellation fee.
  • We are unable to refund any fees for registrations cancelled within two weeks of the start of training.
  • Failure to appear for the training will result in forfeiture of the full course fee.
  • Changes to the registration at anytime are only by approval of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute administration.
  • The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.
  • The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to schedule program. The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.
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