Visualizing and Mapping Data


Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 7, 9, 14, 16
Times: 6pm – 9pm
Course Length: 12 hours
Cost: $20/instruction hour, $240 total, $216 for GAFFTA Members
Location: GAFFTA, 998 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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“There is no such thing as raw data” – Laura Kurgan.

This four-day workshop will follow the lifecycle of data, from its raw collection to preparation and presentation for the web. We’ll explore where geographic data originates, how it’s transformed to work online, how to see it flow and move, and finally how to publish a view into that data to the web with simple browser-based tools. We’ll work with data from Twitter and OpenStreetMap, push it through filters and viewers, and publish it to the open web.

Michal Migurski


My name is Michal Migurski. I am the technology head at Stamen, a San Francisco design and development studio focused on data visualization and map-making. You might remember me from such recent projects as Oakland Crimespotting, Walking Papers, Maps From Scratch, Digg Labs and API, Modest Maps, Mappr, or Reblog.