Online: Wrangling Data and Visualizing Patterns with Python and GIS

Data Works MD
Data Works MD
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A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. GIS data is used for a variety of purposes including mapping, urban planning, agriculture, and banking. Join us in October to learn how you can use Python to explore, analyze, and work with GIS data.

6:00 PM -- Greetings

6:05 PM -- Wrangling Data and Visualizing Patterns with Python and GIS - Alberto Nieto & Anthony Puzzo

7:30 PM -- Closings

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A link will be sent out prior to the event. Please note that Zoom is capped at 100, so if you do not get into the Zoom, you will be able to watch via YouTube.

Wrangling Data and Visualizing Patterns with Python and GIS
Every map relies on wrangled data, and spatial analysis often starts with a little (or a ton of) data exploration. This session covers a few examples using Python and Jupyter Notebooks to wrangle election participation data, as well as running exploratory methods in ArcGIS Pro. The work done in this session results in prepared data that can then be used for modeling voter participation for a future election.

Alberto Nieto is a geographer, python developer, and spatial analyst who builds spatial statistics tools and helps GIS users find innovative solutions to important spatial problems. Prior to joining Esri, Alberto accumulated nearly a decade of experience that includes working at the Census Bureau, NOAA’s Office of Satellite and Product Operations, the NWS Climate Prediction Center, and Capital One. His work focused on the automation of data pipelines for spatial data derived from weather forecast models, and developing predictive supply and demand models for consumer behavior in the finance sector to drive multi-million dollar decisions. His alma mater is the University of Florida, where he studied Geography, GIS, Database Administration, and Remote Sensing, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studies statistics and applied analysis.

Anthony Puzzo is a senior-level Account Executive and Team Lead for Esri with the State & Local Government practice, based in Washington, DC. Esri is the world leader in geospatial information systems, which provides a powerful platform to discover, use, make and share geographic data, analytics and maps anywhere, any time and on any device. Anthony has over 15 years of experience in information technology, business development and corporate leadership within the enterprise software and information industry. Anthony earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in 2001.

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at