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Every year since 2019, Penn Libraries has been celebrating a GIS Day event by hosting a line up of events including workshops/tutorials, presentations, lightning talks, and project demos, and/or panel discussion on a specific topic. GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

2019 GIS Day flyer with text "Discovering the World Through GIS"

Data visualizations help us identify trends and communicate information about large datasets. This workshop introduced users to the basics of using Tableau Public, a free and easy-to-use data visualization tool. We reviewed how to import data, navigate the Tableau interface, and create simple visualizations for publishing and sharing online.

Dashboard published using the Eviction Lab data, displaying a choropleth map of eviction filings from 2020 to present