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July 8, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Virtual
Location: Zoom - Online
Cost: 0
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Invite Only, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff
Join Wayne State Libraries for the next installment in the Detroit Counts series featuring Dr. Richard Smith of the Wayne State University School of Social Work.
Have you ever wondered how to use Census Data in the classroom or to answer research questions? Census data allows researchers and professionals to plan for activities as diverse as community asset mapping, health equity, and racial justice. The workshop will introduce users to various sources for Census Data as well online mapping services such as ESRI's ArcGIS Online and the City of Detroit’s open data portal. These portals allow students to visualize data and save maps on their own website, or download data for use by a desktop application. The workshop does not assume prior knowledge of GIS.

For more information on the Detroit Counts event series from Wayne State Libraries, visit:
For more information about this event, please contact Meghan Courtney at 313-577-0147 or