Though we know your time here at the J-School is short and packed, these workshops are something that you can work into your schedule to help you while you are here at Columbia and beyond! Check them out and sign up for the ones you can. We want to make sure you have all the tools you need to be successful!
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, self-paced making, and sharing.
09/23, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Dynamic Mapping wit
This session focuses on Cartagen, a vector-based framework for rendering maps in HTML5.
09/30, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Simple Maps with ge
This session focuses on geojson.io, a simple, open-source editor for map data.
10/07, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — Interactive maps with CARTO
This guided session explores CARTO, a unified web mapping and visualization engine.
10/14, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Interactive Mapping
This session focuses on Mapzen, an open, sustainable, and accessible mapping platform.
10/28, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Dynamic Mapping wit
This session focuses on OpenLayers, a high-performance library for rendering geographic information in web pages.
11/04, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — Introduction to QGIS
This guided session explores QGIS, a free and open source geographic information system that offers powerful tools for data editing, viewing, and analysis.
11/11, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Generating Cartograms with CartoGrid
This session focuses on CartoGrid, a grid-based cartogram generator.
11/18, 1:00 – 3:00PM → Geospatial Analysis with Turf.js
This session focuses on Turf.js, a tool for in-browser geospatial analysis.
12/02, 1:00 – 3:00PM → WORKSHOP — D3.js
Hope to see you there!
- The American Dream (9/29, 6pm, Journalism Library)
- Library Collections and Archives (11/2, 6pm, Location TBD)
- Big Data and Code (TBD)
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! We know you might not all have had the chance to see your fellow students work from the Video Storytelling class, so here is a link to a web site created by your class mates. http://who-is-y.com/ These videos are some examples of a the great work you all created while here. We know you will do so much more in the future. Congratulations again!
(note: the videos are currently locked because the students are working to see if they can be published with other sources first. So, please enjoy the site for now, we will update with a password ASAP. At least you have an idea of what you can look forward to!) 🙂
The Institute for the Future of the Book (if:book) yesterday introduced a new electronic scholarly publishing project focused on media studies. Dubbed MediaCommons, the project is described as “a wide-ranging scholarly network … in which folks working in media studies can write, publish, review, and discuss, in forms ranging from the blog to the monograph, from the purely textual to the multi-mediated, with all manner of degrees in between.”
Among the possible “nodes” in this network will be electronic monographs, casebooks, journals, reference works, and forums. The announcement with more details — including the structural and intellectual reasons behind if:book’s choice of media studies for this scholarly publishing project — is at: http://www.futureofthebook.org/blog/archives/2006/07/introducing_mediacommons_or_ti.html