Passengers of the Titanic – how to turn a list into a map

  • Date: –12:45
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Organiser: Uppsala universitetsbibliotek
  • Contact person: Malin Barkelind
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Using OpenRefine, you can supplement a table with information from other sources – for example, retrieve coordinates based on a list of locations. We show how it can be done, using the Titanic's passenger lists as an example, and how to then display the coordinates on a map using QGIS.

The same principles can be used if you want to supplement a table or list with other information, such as a list of famous people for whom you want to retrieve birth dates.

This talk is part of the library's series Library Lunchtime Learning, short lectures on various useful topics to enjoy during your lunch break.