Got Data? JHU Data Services is Here to Help you Navigate It

Written by Laurel Poolman  Researchers aren’t born knowing how to manage research data. Or to write a Python code. Or to make interactive maps. There are countless data-related tools available to students, teachers, and researchers and the JHU Libraries provides a service dedicated to helping the Hopkins community navigate these resources.  Data Services, located in the MSE Library and currently […]


Love Data Week 2021: Delivering a Better Future

February 8 – 12, 2021 What is Love Data Week? Love Data Week is an international celebration of data hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data analysis, management, sharing, […]


Hopkins OSPO Featured on ‘Impactful Open Source’ Podcast

Sheridan Libraries associate dean for research management Sayeed Choudhury, the Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, was interviewed for Impactful Open Source, a podcast by open source advocate Richard Littauer that shares stories of open source that moved beyond the code through universities, cities, governments, and the world to make a real […]


How Do We Find Geospatial Data?

From using GPS to navigate traffic to apps tailoring selections based on location, geospatial data is integral to our daily lives. Researchers also increasingly use geospatial data. For example, in a recent article featuring several Johns Hopkins researchers, geospatial data was used to understand sub-surface features of an archaeological site in modern-day Oman. Currently, I […]


Pop-up Mapathon for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Relief Mapathon  Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00-5:30 p.m. Great Hall, Levering  The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries has organized a pop-up mapathon to offer immediate support to on-the-ground relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In response to humanitarian crises caused by the recent hurricanes, people around the world are contributing to the OpenStreetMap(OSM) to aid in disaster relief. Puerto Rico is […]


The Baltimore “Redlining” Map: Ranking Neighborhoods

For those studying Baltimore’s social, economic, and redevelopment history, one of the most frequently referenced maps in our collection is the Residential Security Map of Baltimore Md. Published in 1937 by the Federal Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC), this map is often called the Baltimore redlining map.  In drafting the map, cartographers used the colors […]


Google NGram Viewer — “Culturomics”?

The NGram Viewer from Google made a splash when it was introduced in December of 2010. It is essentially a data-mining application that enables queries against Google’s massive digitized books corpus.  Researchers behind the Google Books project wrote about the Viewer in the ambitiously titled Science article “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized […]


Teaching (and Learning) with Data

Developing statistical and quantitative literacy allows us to understand the numbers thrown at us on a daily basis, whether they are from the New York Times, the Census Bureau, or a research article. In elementary and secondary school, students develop necessary skills to understand mathematical principles, but in college they learn more about how social […]


GIS & Business Locations

Identifying and mapping business locations is one of the most frequent activities embarked upon by geographic information system (GIS) users doing location analysis. Where are the food stores, restaurants, cemeteries, gyms, tattoo parlors, or medical marijuana clinics? Does the proximity of certain business type have a negative or positive impact on the surrounding area? What […]