May 1, 2012 12:00 PM
Location: Bloomberg Room
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Join us for this intensive, hands-on introduction to Google Fusion Tables, one of the hottest new technologies available. Fusion Tables is a free tool that most newsrooms and others working with data use to create maps and real-time data visualizations.
This session is being taught by NYC-based John Keefe, an award-winning journalist and the Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology at WNYC, New York Public Radio. Keefe infuses WNYC's journalism with data reporting and interactive news applications, including census analysis, map mashups, news charts and SMS-based crowdsourcing projects.
John is going to show you, step-by-step, how to start using Fusion Tables. This class will include practice exercies and some sample projects to take back and try at your organization. What can you do with Fusion Tables? Here are a few of John's projects:
Hacking the Census - How we made a Fusion Tables census map
Story: Can Brooklyn’s historical black Congressional district survive?
The Data: census.ire.org
The Shapes: Census download page
Shapefiles to Fusion: shpescape.com
Tract shapes Fusion Table
Population change table
Population density table
Congressional districts shape table
Election Data Without a Database:
See his post on Making AP Data Easy with Fusion Tables
PLEASE NOTE: This class is intended for people who are comfortable using spreadsheets and are eager to learn more about mapping. This is a BEGINNER class. If you're already well versed in Fusion Tables, this is not the class for you.