This month we'll be learning how to build beautiful data-driven maps using a tool called Kepler.
Kepler is a new-ish tool which can process huge sets of geographical data, producing high-quality visualisations, and help us answer location-based questions. It's free and requires no coding skill to use. There are some good examples of the kind of stuff it can do on their site (https://kepler.gl/).
We'll be following a tutorial teaching us how to create some visualisations using data from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Ordnance Survey. We'll use those visualisations to identify interesting things we might want to look into further.
Bring a laptop along as this a practical, hands-on workshop. No programming experience is required. You don't need anything installed on your computer, but please sign up for an account with Mapbox (https://account.mapbox.com/auth/signup/). It's free.
Make sure you're signed up to Dropbox to view our shared doc (https://bit.ly/journocoders-sep-2019). Then please add links to the show and tell section! These can be stories, analysis, announcements -- anything you think others might be interested in.
7:00 🚪 Doors open
7:30 🗣 Show and tell
7:40 💻 Tutorial
9:00 🍺 Drinks at the George
What is Journocoders?
Journocoders is a monthly meetup for journalists and others working in the media to learn and share technical skills for use in their reporting. We aim to bring the culture of knowledge sharing from the tech industry to journalism and give people the chance to learn and network in a supportive environment with likeminded individuals.