July Maptime - Turf.js

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

Wednesday, Jul 27 2016

March Maptime - PostGIS

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.

Wednesday, Mar 16 2016

February Maptime - QGIS 101

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!

Wednesday, Feb 17 2016

Resources and Tutorials

Many of the topics we’ve covered at Maptime Boston have repositories on out GitHub page: 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

Hand Drawn Maps by Carolyn Fish (see the maps people drew, too)

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

Geospatial Processing with Julia by Yeesian Ng

Posted Feb 02 2016

October Maptime - Back to School: Web Maps 101

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.

Wednesday, Oct 21 2015