For our July meetup, Bill Morris visited town to talk about geoprocessing with turf.js, along with the history and future of browser-based GIS. Bill’s slides and links are at https://wboykinm.github.io/maptime-turfjs/.
In March we were very pleased to have Regina Obe and Leo Hsu give an introduction to PostGIS. Materials (including scripts and data) can be found here.
We are going to get into QGIS (formerly known as Quantum GIS). QGIS is free, open-source, and highly capable GIS software. If you’ve ever been curious about QGIS and want to learn more, or never even heard of it, join us! We are going to go through some of the basics of using the QGIS software, including adding data, projecting data, symbolizing and map design, and geoprocessing.
If you’ve been using QGIS for years, come and lend your expertise to help others get started and answer questions.
Before coming, be sure to download QGIS. Beginners are very welcome. Don’t forget to bring a laptop!
Many of the topics we’ve covered at Maptime Boston have repositories on out GitHub page: https://github.com/maptimeBoston. Below is a list of tutorials and resources from most of our past meetups. Additional links can often be found in discussions on our Meetup event pages, so be sure to look there too.
Web Maps 101 by Andy Woodruff and Mike Foster
OpenStreetMap 101 by Jake Wasserman
Intro to QGIS - Make a Map by Mike Foster
Leaflet: Make a web map! by Andy Woodruff
Git and GitHub for Geodata by Calvin Metcalf
Mapping with D3 by Andy Woodruff
Spatial Data Formats by Shaun Walbridge
Projections and Coordinate Systems by Mike Foster
Migrating to Leaflet 1.0 by Ryan Mullins
Mapping with R by Kent Johnson
Intro to PostGIS by Regina Obe and Leo Hsu
Map Design by Mike Foster and Andy Woodruff
Geospatial Processing with Python by Jake Wasserman
Geoprocessing with turf.js by Bill Morris
To mark a new school year, Andy and Mike revisited the Web Maps 101 presentation from all the way back at our very first meetup, with a few updates. Andy covered some basic concepts of web maps, and Mike provided some tips and tools for finding geographic data and making maps.