Do you want to make pictures using data but don’t know where to start? Would you like to learn how data visualization works, and how to tell stories with data? This workshop by David Newbury explores the history of data visualization from the first maps to the latest interactive tools from the New York Times.The […]
There are many great data-related events on our fall events calendar, including Data Day, our annual celebration of all things data on October 22. We hope to see you often this fall. Data Day Saturday, October 22, 10:30 AM – 3 PM Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 For […]
Place is critical to our lives – whether we call a specific neighborhood home or need to travel for work or services – and maps help reveal the relationships between place and other types of data. Whether you are exploring a new dataset or you have a specific story you want to tell, maps are a […]
Data 101: Finding Stories in Data
Whether you want to stay after the Data 101 workshop, or drop-in after, you can bring us your questions about finding, interpreting, or visualizing data, and staff from the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh staff will be there to help you meaningfully use data in your work.
Introducing the Property Information Extractor – It’s as easy as PIE to get property data! We heard you. It’s tough to work with the County Assessment Data and it’s 550,000+ records. Have you tried the Property Information Extractor? It allows you to pull assessment data by neighborhood, municipality, or even for a user-defined area. Since the assessment data contains […]
At our first Property Data User Group meeting, we learned quite a bit about how we could improve the user experience for our current and prospective data users. We’re finding these User Group meetings invaluable for providing structure to our community engagement efforts, and user feedback to our product and program development efforts. Here are just three […]
This is the first of a series of posts for new users of the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center. We’ll also be covering basic free tools to help you get started for telling stories with data and also how to share that. Have something you’re interested in? Let us know, we want to hear from […]