Breakout: Telling Your Library’s Story with Maps
Maps can tell the story of how your library supports your community in a very intuitive way. For example, you can see how your library connects to transportation infrastructure, gain insight into different areas by language and culture and understand neighborhood demographics that might inform your collections or programs, such as size of households or average age of local residents. This session will describe what stories you can tell and how to get there, using a variety of tools. This is geared towards the ‘getting started’ stage of learning, and with an emphasis on storytelling and narrative, using maps. It will cover geospatial analysis, but always with a view to building a narrative around the result.
Objectives of this session include:
- Familiarizing library staff with the basics of geospatial analysis
- Demonstrating how geospatial analysis can be used in libraries to analyze and visualize data
- Providing hands-on experience with using geospatial tools and techniques