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#maptimeDavis Studio: The Year of the Map: The Importance of Spatial Data in 2020
October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
#maptimeDavis Studio is time for community discussion and learning. This week’s topic will be Maps, Spatial Data, & Current Events lead by Leah Nagel, staff in the Center for Watershed Sciences.
From the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard to wildfire perimeters to air quality forecasts, maps have been a critical part of the story in many of the biggest headlines of 2020. This year more than ever, effective spatial data visualization and communication has had a direct impact on how the public responds to current events, as well as playing a role in protecting the health and safety of local and regional communities. We’ll kick off the first #MaptimeDavis with a short presentation of some examples of great (and not so great) maps from this year, followed by an open discussion on whatever topics the group is interested in (using maps for science communication, technical details about how these maps were made and where to get the data, how different visualizing techniques can emphasize or obscure data, what kinds of questions can we answer with spatial data, etc). Feel free to bring your own example maps to share!
Registration is recommended but not required. Please register here.
#maptimeDavis Workshops & Studio is brought to you by DataLab’s Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster and members of the UC Davis spatial community.