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Community Empowerment Through Mapping

Free Geek
1731 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214, US (map)
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Most classes require prior sign up. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive to let them know you are here for the class. Bags must be checked at the front entrance.

Please call 503-232-9350 to sign up.

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Come learn how to find public data sets and collect spatial data in and with your community!

In the first half of the class, you will learn how to use Google Earth Pro, a free data mapping tool, as well as a few basic functions using the data analysis tool QGIS. We will also touch on methods and ethics in community data collection and display. The second half of the class will be a workshop for your ideas, so please come to class prepared with a community project idea which you are working on, or would like to work on using mapping tools.

Goal of class: By the end of this class, students will be able to: -create map surveys, create map objects (points, lines, polygons) on Suprmap.org -visualize and add detail to inputs in Google Earth Pro -add data layers to a map, perform spatial join, and modify data table in QGIS -They will know where to find public data sets, and how to make their own -They will also be briefed on community data collection practices, and honest and ethical data collection and distribution. -In workshop, we will provide some ideas on what data sets and data analysis tools would help them work on their project.

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