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Points Unknown – Session I (Spring)

February 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Basic Map for Points Unknown

News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.

For Points Unknown: Session I (Spring), students will be provided an overview of spatial data and what constitutes a map. Following a presentation on concepts, we will introduce the software we will use throughout the spring module (QGIS), and begin by making a basic map.

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February 15, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Brown Institute @ Columbia
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Brown Institute at Pulitzer Hall (Journalism School) at Columbia
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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