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UTS - Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables

Intersect Australia

Friday, 5 December 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

UTS - Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables

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Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables – Course Outline


Dates:          05 December 2014

Time:           10:00 - 12:30

Location:     UTS, Room CB04.03.38 (Building 4), Harris St, Ultimo

Equipment: Computer lab*

Cost:           Fully Subsidised for Researchers and PhD students at Intersect's member Universities


You will need a UTS log-in to access the computers in the training room (However you can also bring your own laptop to this course if you prefer - but PLEASE make sure it is eduroam enabled to be able to access the internet).

Google Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables.

In this tutorial we'll work through the various features of Fusion Tables, including importing, sorting and merging data and creating heat maps, by working on a fictional but plausible social science research project.


We’ll start with a research question in mind and use the features of Google Fusion Tables to gain insights and find answers.


The research question relates to NSW crime statistics in relation to NSW Local Government Areas (LGA's) — finding out what we can about where crimes occur, how this has changed over time, the LGA's where most/least crimes occur and the types of crimes that occur in each LGA.


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When & Where

University of Technology, Sydney
Room CB04.03.38 (Building 4)
769 Harris Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

Friday, 5 December 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

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