At PolicyMap, we’ve long endeavored to contribute meaningfully to conversations on issues central to our mission and important to our users. From open data and mapping technology to education, food-related topics, the arts, and public health, we’re committed to building knowledge in our community. In the past, we’ve done this through data storytelling on our blog and conference participation – but starting this month, we’re launching a new community initiative.
Introducing Mapchats: a webinar series featuring experts on a variety of topics—from public policy to education and the arts—and how their work incorporates data and maps. We invite you to join us to learn about the latest trends and technology at the intersection of people, places and information.
Mapchats is kicking off Thursday, 1/29, with GIS in the Classroom. With the advent of new and better technologies, GIS is becoming much more accessible. Mapchats will hear from professors in various fields about how they are adapting to the fast-changing world of GIS and its application across disciplines.