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Introduction to Data Visualization (Workshop)

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to chose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Find out what the Ohio State Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

This workshop is a part of Data Analytics Month at Ohio State. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from all disciplines
When: Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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On the Rails: A Data Visualization Approach to 20th Century Dance Touring (Lecture)

This presentation asks what part transportation infrastructures have played in determining where touring dance artists travel and thus what audiences they are able to reach. In particular, I focus on changes in the US transportation landscape during the first half of the 20th century. I track the decline of train travel as automobiles and airplanes surpassed railroads, and offer some initial thoughts toward the impact these changes would have had on audience access. This presentation represents a digital humanities take on dance studies and crafts a critical mixed-methods approach from such techniques as data analysis and digital mapping in conjunction with archival research to ask the question, how does dance travel?

This lecture is part of the Research Commons Faculty Forum Series. Light refreshments will be served.

About our speaker:

Harmony Bench is Associate Professor in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. Her research sits at the intersections of dance and performance studies and media and technology studies. Collaborative digital humanities projects with Kate Elswit currently underway use spatial and data analysis to consider transportation infrastructure, support networks, and other mechanisms that enable what we call movement on the move (http://movementonthemove.osu.edu/). Since 2014, she has been co-editor of The International Journal of Screendance with Simon Ellis.

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Tableau @ OSU: An Introduction (Workshop)

Come join members of the OSU Tableau Users Group to learn how Tableau is used on campus, and to see how to create a simple visualization using Tableau’s intuitive drag and drop interface. With Tableau you can connect to almost any database to rapidly explore, analyze, and process large volumes of data. You can then create a dashboard to share your data with others. Come see how others on campus use Tableau to combine disparate data without writing code, spot trends, create maps, and more. 

This event is part of Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduates
When: Monday, October 2, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Data Visualization Services Specialist Position in the Research Commons

The Research Commons is excited to announce we have a new position available for a Data Visualization Services Specialist. 

Excerpted from the job posting:

The data specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University related to data visualization and visual thinking; leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation.

Applications for this position are being accepted through April 2nd, 2017.  Join the Research Commons team! Read the full job description and apply today!

 

CURA Spearheads ArcGIS Online Access for Ohio State

This spring, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) spearheaded a technology upgrade that now allows Ohio State affiliates to access ArcGIS Online using their OSU login credentials. Allowing for single sign-on to ArcGIS Online is a potential game changer for advancing GIS collaborations in research and teaching at Ohio State Рa very big and well-deserved thank you to CURA for leading this effort!

So what’s so special about ArcGIS Online? ArcGIS Online is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web mapping applications. It’s a powerful tool for beginners and more advanced users alike to be able to analyze and visualize geographic information and then to make it accessible to a wider audience via the web. Users can access data from the many data sets hosted by ArcGIS Online, upload their own data, and create groups within the system to collaborate on projects or create assignments for their students.

Having organizational access with your OSU login credentials greatly expands the type of work that can be done in ArcGIS Online compared to a standard public account. ArcGIS Online also integrates nicely with ArcGIS Desktop (available to OSU affiliates via a site license) making it easier for users to work across platforms. CURA has put together a useful guide for accessing ArcGIS Online with your OSU account, including more information about signing up, training resources, and FAQs: https://cura.osu.edu/agol.

FAES Exhibit Map

This tabbed Story Map was created using ArcGIS Online for the “Building Ohio State: From Forest to the Renovation of Thompson Library” exhibit (click here to visit the map). The physical exhibit runs from Feb. 1 to May 14, 2017 in the Thompson Library Gallery.

For those of you interested in learning more about accessing and using ArcGIS Online, we’ll be partnering with CURA to host a workshop in the Research Commons on March 22 called “Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online.” Learn more and register here: go.osu.edu/agol-basics-workshop.

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