Tutorials, Workshops,
and Materials

Data, Software
and Design Resources

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Location: Room 9-522 · Computer Lab in Building 9, Floor 5
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Spring 2017 Calendar

See the schedule for Spring semester. Email mjfoster@mit.edu with any questions. Location 9-554.

Week Tuesday
Web Map Workshop
Feb 6 No Sessions (First Week of Class)
Feb 13 QGIS i. Intro to Websites (HTML/CSS)
Feb 20 Data Viz w/ Tableau ii. Website Frameworks/Templates
Feb 27 Mapping with Adobe CC iii. Web Map Fundamentals / Leaflet
March 6 Adobe Freeware (Inkscape/GIMP) iv. Intro to JavaScript
March 13 Intro to D3 v. JavaScript Interactions and Leaflet
March 20 Web Scraping with Python* vi. Map Symbolization, Icons, UI
March 27 No Sessions (Spring Break)
April 3 PostGIS vii. Intro to DBs and PostGIS: Carto SQL API
April 10 Geocoding with QGIS viii. Data Collection with PHP and Carto
April 17 No Session (Patriots' Day) ix. Use NodeJS to create a Basic DB API
April 24 Open Office Hours
May 1 Open Office Hours
May 8 Open Office Hours
May 15 Open Office Hours

About DUSPviz

DUSPviz is an initiative of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning to improve departmental capacity in data analysis, visual representation, and technological communication tools. The mission is to improve planning through the open sharing of knowledge and technology and teach concepts and fundamentals manifested through common communication tools and cutting edge technology.

Most of the DUSPviz workshops and sessions are preserved as tutorials for reference, this page contains DUSPviz tutorials and workshop materials, including videos, handouts, and datasets. While we try to get all material online, certain material does not lend itself to posting. Contact DUSPviz if you have a suggestion for a tutorial or resource, or to request material that might not be online.

View the Calendar of Events

Click to see the Calendar of DUSPviz Tutorials and
upcoming workshops and sessions.