Working with Spatial Data on the Web
What will be covered
Common Geo spatial file formats: Shapefiles, GeoJSON, topojson and even CSVs.
The fundamentals of GeoJSON, how it works (geojson.io) and how to manipulate it programmatically (turf.js)
Loading your spatial data into the browser
Working with Leaflet and d3.js for visualizing spatial data quickly.
Adding simple interactivity
What won't be covered
Basic command line familiarity (comfort running commands from a recipe)
- Basic programming/data literacy (familiar with JSON)
Our workshops are designed to include a balance of new information and hands-on learning. We believe well designed exercises done in the company of other enthusiastic participants can accelerate your learning greatly. We curate these workshops so that each 10-15 student event is attended by people with similar skills and motivation.
Alan McConchie works at the intersection of cartography, software, and data science. He loves making cartographic visualizations that reveal new ways of seeing the world, and is passionate about creating tools that help people create their own maps and tell their own spatial stories. At Stamen, he co-founded Maptime, a series of beginner-focussed meetups for teaching about open source map-making. Alan currently sits on Maptime's board of directors, which supports over 70 local chapters around the world. More about Alan.
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