Fall Workshop Coming Up on 10/6!

The weather is cooling down, sweaters are starting to look more appealing, and pumpkin spice is everywhere you look…it must be fall, which means it’s time for another WICDI workshop! Tune in on October 6th from 12-2 for our virtual workshop, featuring WICDI project updates as well as updates from our Community of Practice.

For event details, head here. I will link the workshop Zoom invite and agenda at the bottom of this post as well. Otherwise, reach out to me with any questions/suggestions. See you at the workshop!


When WICDI presented at the 2020 Annual Spring WLIA Conference in February, we had no idea it would be our last in-person presentation for months to come. The thought of being in a room with dozens to hundreds of other people feels foreign and intimidating now, to say the least.

However, in the past several months we’ve become well-versed in the art of the virtual meeting, and its close cousin, the virtual presentation. In today’s blog post, I’ll recap both our in-person and our online presentations for WLIA this year.

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The Power of Story Maps

Data and statistics are wonderful: they help us make sense of our world by measuring, quantifying, and analyzing the events around us. But sometimes, data on their own can be hard to conceptualize – or even boring. Spatial data especially can benefit from different types of visualization to bring them to life. Enter story maps.

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WICDI & The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

As most (if not all) of you are probably well aware by now, last week the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 can officially be characterized as a pandemic. In the days since then, global, national, and state leaders have enacted numerous, rapid changes in an attempt to hinder the spread of the virus. We’re all a little shaken right now. We’re all doing what we can. And we may not know when, but eventually, we’ll get through this.

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