Intro to Data Visualization & Mapping

Are you a UVic student or Staff member and want to learn more about data visualization and mapping? If so, then this hands-on workshop will give you an introduction. Once you’ve completed this session you will be able to do or be aware of the following:

  • The use cases & visualization styles possible
  • Why “cleaning” data is necessary & clean it a Google Sheet or Excel Spreadsheet
  • Best practices for sentiment analysis & do some sentiment analysis
  • Create a Google Sheets bar graph
  • Create a Google Sheets pie chart
  • Create a Google My Maps using Open Data
  • Find open data online
  • Collaborative data gathering
  • Know how to publish visualization and/or tables to the web. And collaborate with others
  • Storymap JS 
  • Timeline JS
  • Juxtapose JS
  • Awareness of other more advanced tools like Tableau, QGIS, & ARC-GIS

Check for workshop availability and register here. View the workshop lesson plan here: Data Visualization & Narrative Maps with Google Sheets, Google Maps, & Knight Lab tools.