5 Things on Friday #51 – Tips for Python, R, OSM, Living Atlas and more

Time again for another autumn edition of 5Things on Friday. This week we share 5 handy geo tips including: Dev resource to help you learn Python, R and other popular code topics; a simple to follow Story Maps EDU lesson; a video that walks you through working with OSM; an Esri webinar; and a very cool Living Atlas map that uses public data to show you hot spots for evening entertainment.  Got a tip for a future edition? Please share with us in a comment below or on Twitter @geojobegis

Learn Story Maps

In these lessons, you’ll author story maps using interactive builders. You’ll save your stories in ArcGIS Online and share them with the world. Each lesson will use a different Story Map app template, allowing you to create story maps that have a look and feel tailored to the story you want to tell.In these lessons, you’ll author story maps using interactive builders. You’ll save your stories in ArcGIS Online and share them with the world. Each lesson will use a different Story Map app template, allowing you to create story maps that have a look and feel tailored to the story you want to tell.In these lessons, you’ll author story maps using interactive builders.

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Learn How To Map in OpenStreetMap

We are all familiar with OpenStreetMap (OSM) but are you in the know about how to work with it? This video is produced by the U.S. State Department’s Humanitarian Information Unit for their MapGive campaign. For those of you wanting to use OSM in the Esri environment you can learn more about this with the OSM Editor for ArcGIS

 

Meaningful Policy Maps For Your Community Using the Living Atlas

Here’s an interesting webinar from Esri, taking place  Nov 9. In this webinar Jim Herries and Jennifer Bell walk through several real-world examples where communities have turned data into meaningful maps that identify trends and make decisions regarding policy. (You can preview an example showing the varying levels of kindergartner immunization rates in this Esri Story Map). Join us to learn how to use the Living Atlas, with its myriad of maps and data layers, to make policy maps and apps that reveal community insights otherwise hidden in the data. Registration is required.

Drinking Places Opportunity Map

An interesting map from the Living Atlas. This map is useful for looking around the United States to see where opportunity exists. The pop-up allows you to click on any block group and see the figures: Population, Retail Sales (supply) and Sales Potential (demand) within the block group, and Retail Sales (supply) and Sales Potential (demand) within a ten-minute drive.

 

Learn to become a Data Scientist

Dataquest is a great learning resource offering free training to help you become a data scientist (a top career opportunity recently). Learn Python, R and other in-demand skills . Learn by writing code, working with data, and building projects in your browser. Use the resource to work on real life data science problems .

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