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Making Maps with U.S. Census Data

Making Maps with U.S. Census Data Online

U.S. Census data is an amazing resource for understanding how population, race, income (and more!) vary from place to place. This workshop will focus on ways to access Census data directly from the U.S. Census Bureau's website. In the first half of the workshop, you'll learn about the different types of Census data and how to explore the data spatially from your web browser using interactive web maps. In the second half, you'll learn how to download data tables and geospatial files to your computer so you can make maps with the free and open-source mapping software, QGIS. A tutorial will be made available so you can practice working with Census data on your own after the workshop. This workshop is geared towards folks with a basic understanding of GIS concepts. If you have no prior experience but would like to attend, you may want to attend the Learn the Basics of QGIS workshop that is also being offered this semester.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10:00am - 11:15am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Alumni     Faculty     General Public     Graduate Students     Staff     Undergraduates  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 85 seats available.

Event Organizer

Becky Seifried
UMass Amherst Libraries