New workshops for Spring 2013
Clean your data with Google Refine. Use digital maps to explore the present and past. Analyze data with R or Stata. Visualize your research with one of our data visualization courses. The Data and GIS Workshops offer a range of research strategies for data based questions. [...]
Visualizing spatial data can be challenging. Specialized software tools like ArcGIS produce excellent results, but often seem complex for relatively simple tasks. Several online tools have emerged recently that provide relatively easy alternatives for the display of spatial data. In this post, we examine GeoCommons, a web based tool for presenting spatial data in detail. [...]
Data driven teaching and research at Duke keeps growing and Perkins Data and GIS continues to increase support for researchers and classes employing data, GIS, and data visualization tools. Whether your discipline is in the Humanities, Sciences, or Social Sciences, Perkins Data and GIS seeks to support researchers and students using numeric and geospatial data [...]
Converting ArcGIS layers to Google Earth allows others to easily see layers without specialized software. Both ArcGIS and Google Earth Pro contain tools that allow conversion to and saving in KML format.
Note: Be certain you are allowed to share layers if they were not created by you.
Conversion using ArcGIS
First, open [...]
The journal Nucleic Acids Research has just published its 18th annual database issue. The current issue summarizes 96 new and 83 previously reviewed molecular biology databases, including GenBank, ENA, DDBJ, and GEO. Also included in the issue is an editorial advocating the creation of a “community-defined, uniform, generic description of the core [...]
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