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Visualizing Open Data

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Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
360 E 2nd St Ste 400
Btwn S Central Ave & S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, California 90012
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Juan Vasquez

What you'll learn in this it class:

In this workshop we will bring open data to life through colors, shapes, maps, and context under the lens of business and nonprofit use cases. 

Students will will learn how to access, visualize, and analyze publicly available data through free online tools, specifically Socrata, Esri ArcGIS Online, Google Maps, and Mapbox. 

We'll also cover general best practices in cleaning data and putting it through typical workflows and treatments.

Takeaways
  • Learn basic and working protips related to working with Socrata and Esri open data portals, and creating custom maps through Google Maps and Mapbox 
  • Explore and identify datasets representing information you care about within regional open data portals 
  • Filter, group, and summarize open datasets 
  • Build charts and graphs representing relevant insights 
  • Create custom maps 
  • Import your own data and mesh it with open data 
  • Connect Google Sheets data with Esri AcrGIS 
  • Learn basic concepts, like points, lines, polygons, file types 
  • Explore more advanced functionality like how to export data via APIs and GeoJSON, embedding maps in third-party or personal websites, and working with custom boundaries 
Prereqs & Preparation
This is a beginner-to-intermediate level course. To get the most out of our time together, participants should be familiar with navigating the internet and Excel basics. Everyone should bring their own laptop, notebook and pen.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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