Data/GIS: Open (aka Google) Refine

Jan 14

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bostock Library 023

Presenter

John Little

Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a tool for working with semi-structured datasets. It allows you to explore data, easily find facet patterns within data, enables simple detection of data inconsistencies, and offers quick clean-up and transformation options. Open Refine is an often intuitive but powerful tool for normalizing data before importing the dataset into a presentation application (e.g. mapping, charting, or analyzing.) In this hands-on class, we'll explore how Refine can help with common data cleaning challenges. (For reminders about Data & GIS workshops, subscribe to the Data & GIS announcement listserv: https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/info/dgs-announce)

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