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Geospatial Analysis & Visualization 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) Import, Parse, and Plot Tabular Data

3) Join Tabular & Spatial Data

4) Reproject Coordinate Systems

5) Data Normalization w/ Census Data

5) Data Visualization: Create an Infographic

Things to do before arriving.

All you'll need is your CWL to log into ubc.syzygy.ca


Location Details


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This event is online. Registrants receive the link 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at the same time.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  GIS     Research Commons  

Registration is required. There are 42 seats available.

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