Module 7, Thursday morning and afternoon, June 24

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You have already learned how visualizations such as charts and graphs are a great way to show your audience important numbers and trends. Mapping can do that, and more. It is both a way of visualization, and another way to analyze your data. Maps help answer the questions “where” and “where in relation to other things?” You can find out where the landfills are and where they are in relation to low income neighbourhoods.

Mapping has become a central part of the data journalism world, and ArcGIS Online is a great way to put your data onto a map and analyze it.

During COVID-19, maps have become a common way to show the geographic spread and extent of the epidemic. Mingsze Ho of Esri Canada is going to walk you through how to use ArcGIS Online in a series of videos.

Mingsze has provided a tutorial in an ArcGIS StoryMap. You can open it here (opens in new tab). She recommends that you keep it open in another tab while you follow along with the videos as it contains important supporting materials. The data sources for her videos are included in the tutorial. Mingsze will host one live session at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Watch the following videos on using ArcGIS Online. The division into the morning and afternoon is suggested. You should finish each video before proceeding to the next one.

Video 1–Introduction

Video 2–Mapping your data

Video 3–Analysis: Enrich layer

Video 4–Search and add new layer

Video 5–Style with meaning

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Watch the remaining videos on using ArcGIS Online:

Video 6–From CSV to map

Video 7–Configuring popups

Video 8–Exploring the analysis tool

Video 9–ArcGIS Instant Apps

Video 10–Introduction to StoryMaps

From the textbook: Chapter 6 of The Data Journalist covers all of the key concepts involved in online mapping. If you want to explore using the desktop version of ArcGIS, for which you may be eligible under the Esri Canada media program, this is covered in chapter 7 and its accompanying online tutorials.

Watch the live session from Thursday:

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