Thursday, September 26
Data Hands-On: Mapping with QGIS -- Class 1
Data Data Hands-On
Thursday, September 26
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.106, HafenCity Universit├Ąt (HCU)

Limited Seating

30 of 30 seats filled

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Mapping with QGIS – Class 1

Understanding geo-referenced data can be crucial for data-driven investigative reporting. A lot of data contains geo-information - and analyzing this data can open up opportunities for new and better stories.

This workshop is a hands-on beginner's guide for journalists who are interested in working with geo-data and the relevant software - notably QGIS (a free and open-source Geographic information system).

Participants will learn to deal with a relatively big dataset: All of Hamburg's registered traffic accidents in 2017. And we will show how - with a few simple steps - journalists can extract leads for several interesting investigative stories.

### Important – please do this BEFORE THE CONFERENCE starts:

  1. If you bring your own device please download and install QGIS 3.8 (either at or as a stand-alone version at
  2. Please download the Hamburg crash dataset and the Hamburg school dataset here:
  3. If you have questions please use the “comment” function in the Whova-App

Important Advisory: Hands-on classes are limited to 30 seats. Please sign up only if you are serious about taking the class. Signing up does not ensure you will get in. The first 20 attendees will get in and be able to use the conference laptops, which are PCs pre-loaded with software and data. The next 10 attendees will need their own laptops and software noted in the course description. If you see online that a class already has 30 sign-ups do not hesitate to still sign up, as seats often open up. We will try to repeat popular classes later in the conference. Thanks for your understanding.

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