Geocoding & Web Mapping with Python
Using Python to Promote Social Justice
In this workshop, we'll use a dataset that focuses on a very painful subject and may be triggering for some to work with. We are going to look at Police Killings in Canada from 2000-2017. The data was obtained from Pivot Legal Society and initially collected by the CBC. We're going to geocode the data, investigate racial disparities, and make some interactive maps. The end goal of this workshop is to show that programming and data analysis can be powerful tools for promoting social and environmental justice issues.
1) General Overview of how GIS in Python Works
2) How to use Python for basic data analysis and plotting
3) How to use Geocoding to get coordinates from addresses
4) How to make web maps with Python
Things to do before arriving.
All you'll need is your CWL to log into ubc.syzygy.ca
If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email [email address of workshop co-host].
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- Tuesday, October 27, 2020
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm