Learn to Make Maps with Google Fusion
Maps are a great way to tell the story and a great way to grab people’s attention: This map showing the path of destruction after a 2011 tornado in Raleigh shows the power these maps have to tell a story in ways that words and photographs can’t.
Today’s tools make it easier than ever for backpack journalists and bloggers to express data in visual formats. The trick is to get started. Join the Raleigh Public Record for a training session how to use Google Fusion to create maps for your story or project or just to learn something new. Register now.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- The basics of Google Fusion
- Types of data
- Importing data
- Visualizing different data types
- Customizing data
- Accuracy and examples
Attendees will come away with a completed map. Please bring your laptop. You are welcome to bring snacks/beverages.
What: Google Fusion/Maps Training
Date: Monday, March 10
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Via Google Hangout
Raleigh Public Record Conference Room
907 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Cost: $12 donation to the Record, a nonprofit news organization. (Receipt for this tax-deductible donation provided upon request.)
Register (deadline March 7)
About the Teachers
Dwight Otwell received his Masters of Science in Natural Resource Management from N.C. State. He’s worked as a researcher with NCSU, a production manager on the U.S. Corps of Engineers, a GIS instructor at Wake Tech and is currently Senior GIS Specialist at Moffatt & Nichol Engineers in Raleigh.
Amy Mindick-Walling, P.E. has her AAS degree in Geospatial Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Mining and Minerals Engineering. She works as a GIS specialist for Moffat & Nichol.