Posts Tagged 'Data Visualization'

Making Maps Online

GIS Workshop: Making Maps Online with GeoCommons

Tuesday, October 25
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

GeoCommons is a free online alternative to ArcGIS or Google Fusion Tables for mapping and analyzing your data. We’ll walk through the steps to upload data, make a map, and use the new GeoIQ analysis tools. If you prefer Mac or PC, Firefox, Chrome, or IE, you’ll learn to use new tools to make and share your maps with the world.

GIS Workshop: Visualization of Tabular Data with Fusion Tables

Tuesday, October 18
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Library Electronic Classroom

Ever had some tabular data and thought how cool it would be to map or graph it?  We will show you how to get started using Google Fusion Tables.  Fusion Tables are a good way to manage and visualize tabular data.  You will learn several ways to visualize your data including mapping.

Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Lev Manovich

How to Compare One Million Images?  Visualizing Patterns in Art, Games, Comics, Cinema, Web, and Print Media

Lev Manovich
Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego
Director,  Software Studies Initiative, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2)

Tuesday, October 18
4:00 p.m.
Scholars’ Lab Common Room
Alderman Library, 4th  Floor
Reception immediately follows.


The explosive growth of cultural content on the web including social media, and the digitization work by museums, libraries, and companies make possible a fundamentally new paradigm for the study of cultural content.  We can use computer-based techniques for data analysis and interactive visualization employed in sciences as well as the artistic techniques developed in media and digital art to analyze patterns and trends in massive visual data sets.  We call this paradigm Cultural Analytics.

In 2007 we have established Software Studies Initiative ( at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and California Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Calit2) to begin putting this vision into practice.  I will show examples of our research including visualization of art, film, animation, video games, magazines, graphic design and other visual media.  I will also discuss how working with massive cultural data sets – such as one million manga pages – forces us to question most basic concepts of cultural analysis which we normally take for granted.

Dr. Manovich’s talk is co-sponsored by IATH, SHANTI, and the Scholars’ Lab

Scholars’ Lab Workshops

GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map with ArcGIS10

Tuesday, October 11
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Alderman Electronic Classroom

The session gives you a basic overview of ESRI’s desktop GIS, ArcMap, and map making.  By the end of the session, you will have a basic understanding of the ArcMap interface, know how to add data layers to an ArcMap project, and know the basic parts of a map.


SLab and ITS Software Workshop – Eye Candy: Exploring Interesting Visual Displays of Data

Wednesday, October 12
Curry Library Innovation Commons

This workshop is designed to introduce users to data visualization. Instructor: Nancy Kechner.

For more information contact the Scholars’ Lab at 434-243-8800 or send a message online at

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