Mapping the news 2012

0 views
1,809 views

Published on

An overview of how geographic information systems work and how data journalists are using them to tell better stories in print and on the web. For the 2012 NICAR conference in St. Louis.

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
0
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
23
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • The foreclosures were most prominent in a ring around the city where home values had collapsed the most. The tax liens were most prominent in the central area of Tucson where the properties had fallen less in value and it was more secure to buy tax liens.
  • Also reporting by msnbc.com
  • Mapping the news 2012

    1. 1. Mapping the news David Herzog | Missouri School of Journalism | NICAR
    2. 2. Why map data? <ul><li>Extends computer-assisted reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Uncovers new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>People “get” maps </li></ul><ul><li>Source of graphics and interactive Web features </li></ul>
    3. 3. The context: Where mapping fits <ul><li>Extension of data journalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic information systems (GIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two dimensional data </li></ul>
    4. 4. GIS: Think database with geography
    5. 5. Layering
    6. 6. Geocoding: Street addresses to points
    7. 7. Displaying LAT-LONG data
    8. 8. Turning data into symbols
    9. 9. Turning data into symbols
    10. 10. Selecting by attribute
    11. 11. Selecting by location
    12. 12. Joining data spatially
    13. 13. Spatial data processing
    14. 14. Buffering
    15. 15. Merging Copyright ESRI
    16. 16. Clipping Copyright ESRI
    17. 17. Dissolving Copyright ESRI
    18. 18. Intersecting Copyright ESRI
    19. 19. Union Copyright ESRI
    20. 20. Bailed out banks profit from tax liens
    21. 21. A roof over our heads
    22. 22. Asthma ghettos
    23. 23. Race disparity in traffic stops
    24. 24. Ontario distracted driving convictions
    25. 25. Population grows around nuke plants
    26. 26. Telling demographic stories
    27. 27. Soooo….what’s the catch? <ul><li>GI$ programs demand an investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money and time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. GIS options <ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESRI ArcGIS 10 for Desktop Basic (Win.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caliper Maptitude (Win.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cartographica (Mac) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open-Source options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantum GIS a.k.a. qGIS (Win./Mac/Linux) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PostgreSQL + PostGIS (Win./Mac/Linux) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software as a service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geocommons </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Resources for learning <ul><li>Hands-on classes at #NICAR12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArcGIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>qGIS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IRE & NICAR mapping mini-boot camps </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping for stories IRE beat book </li></ul><ul><li>ESRI online training </li></ul>
    30. 30. Contact info and bookmarks <ul><li>David Herzog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@DavidHerzog on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/dherzog/nicar12map </li></ul>

    ×