CDVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS
Are you looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or to analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections, with an emphasis on feature (vector) layers. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.
CDVS Workshop: Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data
In this workshop participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by "curating" an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms. This workshop builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Research Data Management 101 course offered earlier this semester. Data management practices help researchers take care of their data throughout the entire research process from the planning phase to the end of a project when data might be shared or "published" within a repository.
"Misinformation and Mistrust: COVID-19 Conversations on Race and Gender Equity"
The goal of the session is to consider how the issue of mistrust of the medical care system helps to provide the context for misinformation to thrive, and to look inward at how we might better earn the trust of patients, faculty, students, staff and community members. The keynote will feature Dr. Julius Wilder, a liver transplant physician who also has a Ph.D. in Sociology. He will bring us the up-to-date information on the health effects of COVID-19, given how much focus there is on mortality. The two panel sessions, after the keynote, will be a discussion with community panelists.
CDVS Workshop: Paper Maps for Digital Projects
Do you want to incorporate paper maps into a digital project? Overlaying scanned maps can help illustrate change over time, offer additional context, provide a visually appropriate background, and give access to spatial data not available in other formats. This workshop will teach you how to bring paper maps into modern GIS applications. We will cover concepts and techniques related to georeferencing, the process of aligning map images with the correct locations on the earth. We will also create new GIS data by extracting features from scanned maps. Tutorials will present steps in several desktop and web-based tools. In addition to learning the software, we will discuss some challenges of working with historical maps.
CDVS Workshop: Mapping with R
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import GIS shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. The focus will be on mapping (making a visual). Please see the schedule for related workshops that focus on performing geospatial analysis using R, and that showcase some of the geospatial work that you can do with programmic tools such as R and Python.
CDVS Workshop: Reproducible Research: Tips and Tools
The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce foundational data management strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work. Participants will engage in peer-to-peer discussions to assess common reproducibility challenges and will learn about specific tools and protocols that you might use within your research workflows including the TIER protocol, git and GitHub, and online containerization tools such as Binder and Code Ocean.