When should you map data? When should you *not* map data?
What can you learn from a data map? What types of bias can distract you from the truth?
How can mapping data help make the world a better place?
We'll be discussing all these questions and more at our first Meetup of 2014 with guests Andrew Hill and Lela Prashad, plus Andrew will be giving a short tutorial on how to use CartoDB.
Come ready with questions in mind and laptops in hand! Beginners are welcome. You can create a free CartoDB account here: https://cartodb.com/signup
// Andrew Hill
Andrew is the senior scientist at Vizzuality, a company that works to better the world through data visualization, and leads popular online tutorials for CartoDB. A biologist by training, Andrew is excited about how new technologies could drive scientific questions and the process of creating that knowledge in new ways. His biology research has always had a technology bent, focusing on informatics and the use of big data.
// Lela Prashad
Lela Prashad is the Chief Data Scientist at NiJeL, a group that helps others turn their data into persuasive visualizations. Lela directed the 100 Cities Project at Arizona State University until 2012 and is still active in urban research with ASU. Prior to NiJeL she established and ran the water program for the environmental non-profit Arizona PIRG and worked with the United States Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Team, and Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Water Resources. Lela holds an Master of Science in Geological Sciences from ASU and a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
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