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Monday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Mapping - How to use this valuable tool

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This session introduces non-GIS users to the concept of mapping data as a method of data visualisation. The course covers basic principles of mapping data as a visualisation tool.  The primary goal of the course is to enable users to get their data onto a map with open-source online mapping tools to create, geocode and display geographic data.
You will learn to:
  • Create, geocode and display data in a geographic environment
  • Explain in which context map visualisations are appropriate
  • Access & apply the required data formats for the relevant mapping applications
  • Utilise open-source online mapping applications to map geographic data
  • Explore different map visualisation techniques and to understand which technique applies to which data format
  • Identify the power of map visualisation as an element of storytelling
  • Identify the unique ability of data mapping to highlight trends in data

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Adi Eyal

Director, OpenUp – Codebridge
Trained as a computer scientist and founder of OpenUp (formerly Code for South Africa), a civic technology organisation promoting the use of data and technology to drive social change. Through OpenUp he launched South Africa’s first data journalism academy which sought to train... Read More →
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Lailah Ryklief

Trainer, Open Up, South Africa
Lailah Ryklief works in curriculum development and provides training and mentoring through OpenUp's Data Literacy Programme (previously Code for South Africa). Lailah was also a part of OpenUp's Data Journalism Academy where she previously held the title of Newsroom Developer. With... Read More →

Monday October 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lab 1 Maths Building

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