Webinar: Creating Top Metric Maps

21 February 2017
Online, 15.00-16.00

This is a collaborative webinar involving Oliver O'Brien from the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), at University College London.

This webinar will unveil the process of creating “Top Metric” demographic maps, such as the Top Industry map seen on the CDRC Maps platform.

After discussing the key cartographic, geographic and technical considerations behind the maps, Oliver O'Brien will walk through creating such a map, from obtaining the data from the National Statistics agencies - using Microsoft Excel to pre-process the data and identify what needs to be shown - to using QGIS to map it appropriately, accurately and fairly, and creating a final PDF map.

The webinar will also outline some other similar datasets that are available on the CDRC Data platform, some of which have already undergone the “Top Metric” identification process.

The webinar will consist of a 40 minute presentation followed by up to 20 minutes for questions.

Level: Introductory/Moderate
Experience/knowledge required: Some familiarity with QGIS may be helpful but is not essential
Target audience: Researchers/anyone interested in mapping demographic datasets in the UK


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