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Library To Offer Data Visualization Workshops

14-3473-LIB-Research-Hub_GreenWould you like to incorporate charts, graphs, or maps into your work but aren’t sure where to start? This semester, the Research Hub at the UNC Library will host a series of workshops on data visualization. The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab are partners in this series. Join us to learn the information and the skills you need.

Workshops will take place in Davis Library, Room 247, at 1 p.m. on select Tuesdays. They and are free and open to the public.

September 16, 2014
Principles of Data Visualization
Presenter: Matt Jansen
This workshop will be a short introduction to types of visualizations and the best practices for creating them.

October 14, 2014
Make Messy Data more Useful – DataZoa/OpenRefine/ASAP Utilities
Presenter: Matt Jansen
Learn more about three tools that will help you clean up messy data and create beautiful and useful data visualizations.  The tools include: Datazoa (helps you work with data found online by trying to standardize formats); Open Refine (intuitively cleans up messy datasets); and ASAP Utilities (adds over 300 clean-up and other tools as a tab to the Excel ribbon, often filling gaps in Excel or refining existing functionality for more specialized problems).

October 28, 2014
Digital Map Making – CartoDB/ArcGIS Online
Presenters: Phil McDaniel and Amanda Henley
In anticipation of GIS Day on November 19, this workshop will highlight two user-friendly online mapping tools: CartoDB, a web mapping tool; and ArcGIS Online, a web mapping tool and an online component of ArcGIS. Learn how to control the look of your maps, search for and incorporate data, and embed maps into websites.

November 18, 2014
(Relatively) Easy Data Visualization – Tableau
Presenter: Matt Jansen
Tableau allows users to create a variety of beautiful professional visualizations for online presentation.

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