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Hands on: Datawrapper maps

  • Start: 25th June, 2024 @ 10:00AM
  • End: 25th June, 2024 @ 11:15AM
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Datawrapper is a fantastic free online tool that you can use to create interactive choropleth, symbol or locator maps.

It focuses on beautiful design defaults, an easy interface and good responsiveness. Most users create visualisations that they embed on the web, although there are image and pdf download options too.

You could use this tool to plot the top level postcode data of your service users onto ward maps to demonstrate your reach. Or plot data from the latest Census to highlight the need for your services.

This is a practical hands-on course, with mini tasks set during the session so you gain confidence using Datawrapper to create maps.

Think about the data you collect which could be plotted on a map to help visualise your work and feel free to bring that to the session to test out using Datawrapper.

This session will cover

  • demoing the key features
  • essential design principles
  • creating a range of maps
  • publishing, embedding and downloading your creations

Pre-course requirement

You can use Datawrapper for free without setting up an account. There is also a basic free account you can sign up for which saves your charts and also allows you to download them as image files.

Am I eligible for this course?

Priority for this course will be given to Trust for London funded small charities and community organisations working in London.

Is this course for me?

This course is for anyone working or volunteering for a small London charity or community organisation who needs to bring their data to life using maps.

Course format

Online technical group training

This is an online interactive live training session. You’ll take part in interactive exercises such as breakout room discussions, polls or chat conversations.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.


Karen McLean is a Superhighways Data Support Adviser, helping small charities and community groups gain essential digital and data skills backed by the right tech to achieve their goals.