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Geocoding Personally Identifiable Data

February 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

#maptimeDavis Workshop: Geocoding Address Data: Approaches to Personally Identifiable Data

Description: Geocoding is the process of estimating a real-world location (typically we think of latitude & longitude) from a postal address. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the concepts needed to geocode data, understand options for working with personally identifiable data and non-identifiable data, and gain some hands-on experience with geocoding address data using QGIS, a GIS with a graphical user interface.

Location: Online via Zoom. Please register for the link to participate.

Registration: Register Here

Cost: Free of charge

Learning Objectives:
Gain a conceptual understanding of how geocoding works
Learn options for geocoding data with different security needs
Gain experience with geocoding tools

Prerequisites: An introductory-level understanding of GIS and experience with graphical GIS software is recommended.

Software: QGIS version 3.16 free & open source graphical GIS program for Mac, Windows, & Linux
A spreadsheet program of your choice (such as Excel, Libre Office Calc, etc.)

Presenter: Michele Tobias
Presenter Bio: Michele Tobias is a biogeomorphologist with a background in geospatial methods for ecology. At DataLab, she helps researchers understand and design geospatial methods and workflows, from data collection to spatial analysis to data visualization and cartography. Michele earned her PhD from UC Davis in Geography where she studied California’s sandy beach ecosystem with a mix of traditional phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing tools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography (focused on biogeography) and German (focusing on linguistics) from UCLA and a master’s degree in Ecology (resource ecology & management) from University of Michigan. She worked at the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment as a postdoctoral scholar. Michele’s research interests include applying spatial analysis methods to new avenues of research.

Whenever possible, #maptimeDavis Workshops will be recorded and posted on the DataLab YouTube channel. #maptimeDavis Studio will not be recorded to encourage open discussion. Weekly reminders will be sent on the Geospatial Email List.

#maptimeDavis Workshops and Studio are a product of UC Davis DataLab’s Spatial Sciences Research Cluster and are supported by the contributions and participation of our community. Please send questions to Michele Tobias mmtobias@ucdavis.edu


February 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Spatial Sciences Research Cluster