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Prepare data processing instruction video

Created on Friday 11 December 2020, 11:30

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  • ID
  • Project
    Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
  • Status
  • Priority
  • Type
    Create education material
  • Assigned to
    Paul Hoekman
  • Subscribers
    Aristide Athanassiadis
    Carolin Bellstedt
    Nicole Sophie Wiedmann
    Paul Hoekman

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We have a whole course on how to process data in Spanish. However, for our English speaking audience we don't yet have a similar explanatory course available. In order to allow people to start processing data, we should also create something, even if it's much simpler (instead of a while course, let's do one of a few videos to go over the key highlights). This allows people to get going, while the English course is being developed.

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Status change: Open → In Progress

The first introduction video is online.

Here is the second video on processing shapefiles.

Next one is done: geospatial spreadsheets. Going to take a break now and I'll continue later with the other ones.

Another one was added: city boundaries.

Hi !
I wanted to start processing some files but when I try I have this message "You need to have obtained a "Data Processor" badge in order to start working on this file."
What should I do ?

Thanks a lot !

Hi Nicole,

Good point! I forgot about that. I've now manually assigned you this badge. Can you try again?

Yes! Now it works. Thank you :-)

I have set up a dedicated video collection for all videos here. Three more videos will be added next week: processing population data, material flows data, and material stocks data. Stay tuned!

Hi Nicole, I have now set up a new system for processing shapefiles of different types (e.g. those with one single entity in them). You can see the video here.

Hi Paul,
This video solved a problem that I had: For the Metro Vancouver regional district there is the "Electoral Area A" that is made up of 4 little separate areas. I reprocessed the file and used "group by name", so that I have now the proper 23 municipal bodies instead of the 26 that were previously shown, because the Electoral Area A was split up and seen as separate spaces for each instance.

Good thing I didn't link any data to it yet!
Thanks for the video and setting up this new system! 👍

Great Carolin! Yeah through the course and Nicole's work we have seen a number of shapefiles that were simply different than the regular "each item is a space" format. Good to hear it also solved an issue for you! Let's see how this new structure works for all shapefiles!

Status change: In Progress → Completed