Building Contextual Data From Online Sources

Nathan Jones

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate ways to extend the utility of data you already have, build rich new sources of data from publicly available sources, and interact efficiently with web application programming interfaces (API). Although the discussion will focus on general approaches, I use R with some popular helper packages (tidyverse and ggmap). The presentation will feature an example of mapping medical facilities and calculating travel times using an API.

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 Presented in Session 146. Flash Session: Data Visualizations, Open Source, and Other Tools of Applied Demography