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.

Workshops

arc_gis

Introductory resources for learning GIS with ArcGIS Desktop. More

complex_mapping

A workshop on creating maps in ArcGIS from complex and multivariable datasets. More

cytoscape

A workshop for network analysis using the free and open source software Cytoscape. More

datavis_r

An introductory workshop to data visualization using R. More

dotmap_workshop

Files accompanying the Geographical data and parallel computer with R and Python workshop jointly offered... More

mapping_R

This tutorial walks through three examples demonstrating how geospatial data can be manipulated and visualized in R. More

techandtexts

An open seminar/workshop hosted by the University of Michigan Library to explore the technology and theory behind data visualization. More

textmining

A workshop introducing basic text mining techniques using R and the Stanford Named Entity Recognizer. More

webmapping

A tutorial for open source web mapping using Leaflet and the New York Public Library’s mapwarper. More

Projects

crawling_noise

Using SuperCollider to generate music from web crawling data. More

csv_map

A project for creating easily reusable and updatable choropleth maps from simple datasets. More

debate_analysis

Using sentiment analysis to visualize the intensity of emotions and opinions expressed in the 2016 primary debates. More

Lidar_classification

Classifying 3-d objects (specifically, buildings) using LIDAR point cloud source data. More

network_study

A usability study of network layout techniques investigating what makes network structures easily understandable. More

soms

A tutorial on creating self-organizing maps in R. More

typesetting

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... More

web_network_visualization

Web network visualization More
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!