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Thursday, October 18 • 9:00am - 10:20am
Mapping and Software Development with Open Data I

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Mapping Population Data at the U.S. Census Bureau
Presenter: Darryl Cohen, U.S. Census Bureau
Maps are valuable tools that assist data users in understanding and interpreting the large volume of data that the Census Bureau publishes. Data products released by the Census Bureau often include a variety of reference and thematic maps. These products include both printed reports and online or digital data releases. While many of these products include U.S. data collected by the Census Bureau, the agency also creates a variety of international products, often using data from other national statistical agencies. This presentation will highlight some of the Census Bureau’s recent thematic map products for both U.S. and international data.

Data Through Design
Presenter: Jeff Ferzoco (CARTO)
Copresenters: Jessie Braden (Pratt SAVI), Michelle Ho (CARTO), Eve Ahearn (Enigma), , Wenfei Xu, CARTO
The goal of the Data Through Design project, created for New York City’s Open Data Week, was to attract a broader audience and foster engagement with the City’s open data through physical representation. We commissioned three-dimensional artworks that incorporated open data to pose thoughtful questions about city life. Such issues were, for instance, the power of crime to accumulate and entangle neighborhoods, the connection between traffic fatalities and built environment, and the demographic distribution of death. This project was the first of its kind for the city’s annual Open Data Week and attracted a new audience of designers and artists.

HERE and Back Again: Developing For the Cartographer
Presenter: Katie Kowalsky, HERE
A wise grey wizard once said, "The world isn't in your books and maps; It's out there". Whether hobbit or elf, cartographer or novice, we all try our best to follow Gandalf's advice and use our experiences to better shape our own work. Our adventures inform us and alter us; creating new stories to tell. I'll be walking through a harrowing tale of tackling user stories, navigating open source software licenses, and rescuing user centered design to develop a new product for HERE.

The data scientist open source cartography toolbox
Presenter: Francois Dion, Dion Research LLC
Statistics and Cartography have long been closely tied, thanks to the likes of Joseph Minard, Willard Brinton, Calvin Schmid and Jacques Bertin, to name a few. As Computer Science joined Cartography and Statistics to the Data Science party, many software solutions emerged. Fortunately, the trends in the past decade has been toward open source. Extending the author's "Hitchhiker's guide to the open source data science galaxy", this presentation will cover the Python open source Cartography ecosystem, as used in Data Science.


Darryl Cohen

U.S. Census Bureau

Francois Dion

Dion Research LLC

Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am EDT
Hampton II-III