Map Club, Session 01 — Exploring CARTO & CARTO.js

Map Club kicked off its first summer session with a dive into CARTO.js, a unified JavaScript library that interacts with the CARTO (formerly CartoDB) web mapping and visualization engine. After setting up CARTO accounts and local testing servers, attendees prepared datasets for upload to the CARTO interface, explored different geovisualization methods provided by the platform, and experimented with interactive capabilities offered by the CARTO.js library. Next […]

Read More…

Map Club!

Come join us for the launch of Map Club with five fast-paced hack sessions geared toward the rapid acquisition of skills in geospatial technology held in the Lehman Library, room 215. Led by DSSC Spatial Research Intern, Emily Fuhrman, each session provides an informal and fun opportunity for the exploration of a web-based library or framework. […]

Read More…

Using R with ArcGIS

With a successful collaboration between DSSC and ESRI, a hands-on workshop on ESRI R plugin was presented by Shaun Walbridge, a senior developer from ESRI, on Wednesday, April 20. Shaun provided an in-depth tutorial on how to use R in ESRI, and answered questions from students and librarians. Our audiences were from a broad background: […]

Read More…

Extended Hours and Study Hall

Can you believe it is already getting close to finals? We can’t either! To help you in your mad rush to the end of the year the library will begin extended hours and study hall starting April 17, 2016. The hours will be as follows: Sunday: 11am-Midnight, Study Hall Midnight-4am Monday-Thursday: 9am-Midnight, Study Hall 8am-9am, […]

Read More…

R Open Labs: QQPlot

Post by Ellie Ransom, Research Services Coordinator, Science and Engineering Libraries At last week’s R Open Lab, we visualized our data to test our assumptions of normality using two of of R’s native commands, qqnorm and qqline. We practiced using the built in dataset, trees, and looked at the variables Height and Volume separately. Notice how the Height […]

Read More…

R Open Labs this Spring in the DSSC

10am – 12pm Every Wednesday Digital Social Science Center Stop by any Wednesday this Spring for R Open Labs. We start off every Open Lab with a 10 minute exploration of an R package or dataset; the rest of the time is yours to work on homework, research or building your coding skills in good […]

Read More…

NHGIS Releases Standardized Tables for 2000 & 2010 Census

Comparing Census data from one decade the next can be difficult since boundaries  and variables can change. Trying to figure out those differences can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating. To help make this easier, NHGIS recently released 65 time series tables standardizing 2000 & 2010 100% count variables to the 2010 Census boundaries for ten […]

Read More…