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Geocoding and Web Mapping with Python

Geocoding and Web Mapping with Python

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 an interactive maps using a provided Jupyter Notebook. The end goal of this workshop is to familiarize you with using Python for GIS, and 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 the workshop

We will be using ubc.syzygy.ca throughout the workshop. In order to follow along, you will need to an active UBC CWL to log in.

Monday, February 7, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
548 and 552 - Presentation Room (Combined)
Koerner Library
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