UH GIS and Data Visualization Interest Group

Josh Been, social science data librarian, realizing the value of using data visualizations to concisely and powerfully communicate ideas and the growing interest in this topic and related matters on the University of Houston campus, decided to form a group to explore these areas.

Josh Been coordinates the University's GIS and Data Visualization Interest Group.

Josh Been coordinates the University’s GIS and Data Visualization Interest Group.

“A research university of our size makes it difficult to collaborate, discuss, and plan across disciplines,” Been said. “I saw a tremendous duplication of efforts and resources, as well as shared research interests around digital scholarship. Creating this interest group is one way the Libraries can take a leadership role in this area.”

View the Libraries research guide for digital research services (GIS, data visualization, digital humanities).

During the spring semester of 2015, Been formed the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Visualization Interest Group. Topics addressed thus far have covered data management, potential research collaborations, secondary data sources, and instructional support. Activities of the group include planning mini courses for the fall 2016 semester on GIS, data visualization, and digital humanities; creation of interdisciplinary research partnerships; formation of a new collaboration between the UH Libraries and the School of Art; and identifying secondary data resources for possible acquisition by the Libraries.

The group is composed of faculty, librarians, and additional campus support units such as Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support. Since the focus of the group is UH research and instruction, any interested faculty or staff are welcome to participate. Anyone interested may contact Been to be included in mailings. The group meets once per semester in the MD Anderson Library.

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