Data Visualization: Images That Tell a Story

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Presenters: Eric Newburger, US Census Bureau 
Marc Perry, US Census Bureau
Alex Tait, International Mapping

On-Demand Webinar

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Description  

Data Visualization, when done right, will communicate information clearly and effectively through graphics. The Census Bureau's known for their great work creating visual images out of the data they collect and lots of agencies wonder "how do they do it?" Well, here's your chance to find out. Please join the Census Bureau on this webinar to hear their philosophy around data visualization and the internal educational programming they've set up. Also get a walk through of their data visualization creation process and learn about the tools they used.  

What You'll Learn 

During the webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why data visualization is important
  • The steps in a data visualization creation process
  • What tools and resources you need to create graphical images out of data

About the Presenters

Eric Newburger is the Assistant to the Associate Director of Communications and one of the leads of the Census Bureau's effort to use the power of data visualization to open its data sets to a broader public. For the past 15 years, he has been a statistician with the Census Bureau, publishing on subjects from computer and Internet use to voting to educational attainment.

He has been designing data displays professionally for nearly 30 years, having begun as a teenager in a family business publishing guides to medical services in the Washington, DC, metro area.  

Marc Perry is a Demographer and the Chief of the Population Distribution Branch in the Census Bureau's Population Division and the technical lead for the Bureau's data visualization efforts. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications on topics such as domestic migration, population concentration, and metropolitan areas. He was a coauthor of the Census Atlas of the United States.

Alex Tait is the Chief Cartographer and Vice President of International Mapping in Ellicott City, Maryland. As a contractor with the Population Division, Alex and his team assist in producing the the Data Visualization of the Week. Alex has worked on many projects with the U.S. Census Bureau including the Census Atlas of the United States. He also works on other projects ranging from international boundary litigation to interactive mobile map apps.

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