Data Science Institute - Geovisualization Workshop

Welcome to Geovisualization workshop of the UI Data Science Institute 2017! This training is designed to give a brief introduction to the concepts and methods in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Geovisualization as well as some practical training and experience using JavaScript and D3 visualization library. Click on the links below to access the lecture and the lab material. 

Lecture material

Lab material:

Live site for lab material:

Some useful links for GIS and geovisualization:

Carto Tutorials

Mapbox Studio


ArcGIS Online

ESRI Story Maps

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop


Color options from Color Brewer


Data Science Institute

The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of June 5-9, 2017. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute will teach participants about the basic building blocks of coding as applied in the fields of the Biological, Physical, Social Sciences, and Digital Humanities. We welcome faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students interested in building new skills in informatics. The topics for year 2017 include introductions to the Python and R programming languages, information and data visualization, geospatial analysis, social media analytics. Faculty from UI3, Computer Science, Management Science, and Social Science will teach the courses.

The Data Science Institute is sponsored by the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) and the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC).