The Digital Projects Studio is part of the University of Michigan's Clark Library. We
provide tutorials and support for visualization work. Connect to our workshops and projects
below, or peruse our blog for additional information.
Introductory resources for learning GIS with ArcGIS Desktop.
A workshop on creating maps in ArcGIS from complex and multivariable datasets.
A workshop for network analysis using the free and open source software Cytoscape.
An introductory workshop to data visualization using R.
Files accompanying the Geographical data and parallel computer with R and Python workshop jointly offered...
This tutorial walks through three examples demonstrating how geospatial data can be manipulated and visualized in R.
An open seminar/workshop hosted by the University of Michigan Library to explore the technology and theory behind data visualization.
A workshop introducing basic text mining techniques using R and the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer.
A tutorial for open source web mapping using Leaflet and the New York Public Library’s mapwarper.
Default photos come from U.S. National Archives' flickr photo album titled
"Taking the 1940's census." These images depict a long standing tradition of collecting and processing large amounts of data–perhaps we can consider it the origin of big data!
Using SuperCollider to generate music from web crawling data.
A project for creating easily reusable and updatable choropleth maps from simple datasets.
Using sentiment analysis to visualize the intensity of emotions and opinions expressed in the 2016 primary debates.
Classifying 3-d objects (specifically, buildings) using LIDAR point cloud source data.
A usability study of network layout techniques investigating what makes network structures easily understandable.
A tutorial on creating self-organizing maps in R.
In the days of the letterpress, printing blocks of text required letters (often cast in metal) to be arranged in the necessary sequence. This program is desi...
Web network visualization