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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Webinar on Population Data and Mapping

Thanks to Debbie Fugate at the State Department for linking me to the registration for an upcoming webinar on population data and mapping that is to be held on Wednesday, 10 December at 10AM Eastern time (albeit 7AM my time!). This is being put on by the World Wide Human Geography Data Working Group Community: 

Here's the program for the webinar:
Please join the WWHGD Working Group for a thoughtful discussion on population data and mapping on Wednesday, 10 December, at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific.

Invited speakers include:
- The UN Population Division in New York on the 2014 State of the World Population Report
- The US Census Bureau on Population Databases and Modeling
- Oak Ridge National Laboratories on Population Distribution and Mapping
- CIESIN at Columbia University on Gridded Population of the World
- ESRI on the Global Population Map project
- University of Southampton on WorldPop, Flowminder, and the Population Dynamics of Africa

Our Working Group is a global voluntary partnership united around mapping and data. We have more than 2,300 members from over 80 countries, and we help ensure the exchange of free and open data for all aspects of human security.

These webinars are held monthly on a wide range of interesting topics (most recently, for example, Central American immigration and the mapping needs in the Ebola outbreak). These events are an opportunity to grow and strengthen the WWHGD community, to share information and data from excellent speakers about new research and new resources, and to distribute interesting datasets within the Working Group.
You must “Create a New Account” or have an existing account to register for the webinar.   
Go to to get set up. I'll "see" you there.

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