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Mapping Challenges for Self-Service Analytics

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There are many tools designed to make mapping easy for anyone who wants to explore, analyze, and communicate the spatial patterns in their data. In designing these tools, users experience both the benefits and limitations of systems that are designed to be easy to use and general-purpose, rather than the more complex systems that can be custom designed for any specific user’s need

In this Data Science Central webinar, Research Scientist Sarah Battersby will address some of the technical design and analytics challenges such as technical base map data, map projections, and distortion. She will also discuss the broader challenges of how people think about maps and how/why these maps will always be just a little bit—or maybe a lot—wrong. Attend and learn how to help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively.

 

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Sarah Battersby

Research Scientist, Tableau

Sarah’s primary area of focus is cartography, with an emphasis on cognition. Her work emphasizes how to help people visualize and use spatial information more effectively. Her research has covered a variety of areas, including perception in dynamic map displays, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking abilities, and the impact of map projection on spatial cognition.

Sarah earned her PhD in Geography in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is a member of the International Cartographic Association Commission on Map Projections, and is a Past President (2015 - 2016) of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society – a society composed of educators, researchers and practitioners involved in the design, creation, use and dissemination of geographic information. Sarah is a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, a Federal Advisory Committee sponsored by the Department of the Interior under the Federal Advisory Committee Act.