Open Source Data Tools for Policy and Design: Using QGIS for Geovisualization


Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 2:30pm to 4:30pm


HKS Library & Research Services

This is the second in a three-part series of data visualization workshops jointly taught by the Harvard Kennedy School Library and the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. We will be hosting each workshop twice: once at HKS and once at GSD.

Instructors are James Adams (Manager of Research & Data Services, HKS Library) and Bruce Boucek (GIS, Data, & Research Librarian, Loeb Library at GSD).

The HKS version of this workshop will take place in Wexner 434B (fourth floor of the Wexner building).

Register for this workshop

In this hands-on workshop, we will revisit the same data used in our first session “Using R for Visualization.” We will create a QGIS project and import and map the data. You will learn basic cartographic techniques including scaling, labeling, and altering symbology. The final product of this workshop will be a map layout that can be exported to various file formats for possible inclusion in reports and papers and other types of products.

We want to begin promptly, so please make sure to download and install both of the following prior to the workshop:

Can't make it to this workshop? We're teaching it again at GSD on October 20. Check the Harvard Library Events Calendar for details and registration.

Register for all workshops in the series:

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