Python Open Labs Session – 3

          Hi Everyone Today in the third session of Python Open Labs we covered defining user functions, getting familiar with built-in functions, a quick revision of conditional statements and various ways and exercises to use functions and their advantages. The course material from all Python Open Labs Session is available on […]

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R Open Labs – Basic Syntax

Hi all, last Wednesday we kicked off the first session of R Open Lab in the DSSC( based in Lehman Library). We started with basic syntax and briefly discussed how to explore the features of our datasets. We used data from Wal-Mart and we will continue exploring this dataset for the next few sessions. Beginners are welcome […]

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Map Club — WORKSHOP — Interactive Maps with CARTO

Map Club’s most recent meeting was a change of pace from the usual self-paced rhythm of weekly sessions. In the first of three workshops occurring throughout this semester, we walked through a guided introduction to CARTO. CARTO (formerly CartoDB) is a unified web mapping and visualization engine that facilitates the creation of interactive maps. This workshop covered the process of downloading data, importing data into CARTO, filtering and […]

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Python Open Labs Session – 2

In the second session of Python Open Labs, the focus was on conditional statements. Topics covered include : Conditional Operators, Conditional Statements, Boolean Expressions, Python’s obsession with indentation (and the idea of scope!), Two Way Decisions, Multi-way Decisions (using if-else, and elif). The code on slides is in Python 2.7 – So if you use anything […]

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Map Club — Simple Maps with geojson.io

Map Club spent last Friday’s session exploring geojson.io, a simple, open-source editor for map data. geojson.io seeks to be a quick tool for creating, viewing, and sharing maps. Compatible with a number of different data formats, the interface of the tool offers basic styling functionality, as well as enables Github users to turn any map into a shareable secret Gist for […]

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Python Open Labs Session-1

Hi everyone, in the first session of Python Open Labs at DSSC we discussed about need of programming and covered the basic concepts of Python including simple print statements, arithmetic expressions, syntax rules, variables, constants and type casting. Please check out the slides and example codes on: https://goo.gl/YP0c2E and don’t forget to follow up on […]

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Map Club — Dynamic Mapping with Cartagen

Map Club commenced its first meeting of Fall 2016 by experimenting with Cartagen, a vector-based framework for rendering maps in HTML5. Cartagen was originally developed by a research team at the MIT Center for Civic Media. One goal of Map Club is to explore the less populous corners of GIS, legacy projects included. Though Cartagen has stood the test […]

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Map Club! (Fall 2016 Edition)

Join us for Map Club! A series of fast-paced hack sessions geared towards the rapid acquisition of skills in geospatial technology.  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. Sessions will be loosely divided into three phases: background and setup, […]

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Map Club, Session 05 — Geographic Projections in D3.js

In its fifth and final summer session, Map Club delved into the geographic projection capabilities of D3.js, a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 supports a comprehensive range of both common and unusual projections, further augmented by the most recent 4.0 release. Attendees sought to become familiar with the syntax for rendering JSON data in the […]

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