Beyond Mapping Population Density: Cartography for Big Data


Big data sets are not only 'big' in size and/or number of records, but also in the variety of stories and insights they hold. Piling millions of points on a map can be beautiful and eye-catching, but what story does it tell? Each coordinate in the data provides the opportunity to extract meaningful patterns and observations at multiple scales over a variety of topics. The result? Maps driven by big data that are both beautiful and informative.

Using a big data example, this session walks through some methods (and challenges) of representing millions of points on a map in a meaningful way. We will discuss topics around data aggregation, representation through scale, and design -- all from a cartographic perspective.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:30 to 11:05


Dear Speaker, Your talk was not selected for Big Data Day, so I am switching the track to All Things Data as that seemed like a good fit. Thank you again for submitting this great talk! Andrea
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