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Join the DC area's largest geospatial professional meetup for a special event! The American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Woodley Park will coincide with GeoDC! That means we are inviting all of our out-of-town geography friends to GeoDC for what will be a fantastic networking event. Obviously our in-town geography friends must attend, too. :) RSVP now and spread the word! On the first Wednesday of the month, we gather to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more.
This month, we are focused on the news industry. We have several fantastic presenters who will discuss how they use maps and visuals in journalism to tell stories and inform the public. See you there! Lauren Tierney from The Washington Post will talk about mapping the fiery chaos of the 1968 riots. Following the news of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s’ assassination on April 4, 1968, rioting exploded throughout Washington, D.C., leaving 13 dead and more than 900 businesses damaged. For the 50th anniversary, The Washington Post mapped the extent of the rioting throughout the city, plotting data compiled from declassified Secret Service reports and archival city planning documents. Specific topics in this presentation will include the initial sketch and design steps, the visualization of archival data, and the reworking of the digital piece for print. Link to full story: http://wapo.st/1968-dc-riots Emily Cassidy, a data journalist with the World Resources Institute, will talk about pulling insights from maps and spatial data, including: Where is the pig capital of the world? Is your favorite booze variety threatened by climate change? Emily will also discuss the ultimate goal of WRI’s flagship data platform, Resource Watch, to monitor the pulse of the planet in (near) real-time with openly accessible data. Antonio Cucho, a Web Developer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, will talk about using mapping tools for breaking news. Mapping tools are one example of resources that enable journalists to create new storytelling formats for breaking news articles. Antonio will share tools (software, sources, formats) and tips to include maps in his reporting and how to mix with web technologies to provide a better user experience. Agenda: - 7:00pm: Networking - 7:30pm: Lightning talks - 8:00pm: Meet and greet presenters, plus more networking! We hope to see you at Local 16! On the first Wednesday of the month, we gather to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more.
Ten years ago this month, GeoDC held its first meetup. It all started... with a Tweet: https://twitter.com/geodc/status/2410571773 We. WILL. Party! RSVP now, and stay tuned for details. We will make it an event to remember. Thanks to ALL of you wonderful GeoDC community members for 10 great years.