October 18: Lab #3: Mapping Platforms

Carto

Map Critiques: Larisa, Sophie, Jessica

Bring at least one dataset relevant to your final project to class. In the links below you can find many data sources or simply google your topic area.

Before class, please create a CARTO (online mapping software) login with your New School email address using this link.

If you plan on using QGIS for your final project, then you should also install QGIS on your computer before class. School computers have QGIS installed already, but it will be more convenient to install it on your personal computer.

Windows
1. Visit the QGIS download page.
2. Select the appropriate package (32 bit or 64 bit) and download it.
3. Once the package has downloaded, run it.
4. Open QGIS to confirm that it works.

OS X
1. Visit the QGIS download page on kyngchaos.com.
2. Download and install the file under Current (right now this is QGIS 2.18.9-1).
3. Install all of the included installers. If OS X gives you an error, force it to install by right-clicking on the installer, selecting Open, and choose to install it.
4. Open QGIS to confirm that it works.

 

DATA SETS:

NYC

NJ

US

Global

Other lists of data sources

 

MAPPING PLATFORMS

 

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