For our September Maptime, Kent Johnson gave us an introduction to mapping with R, from working with geospatial data to creating a simple Leaflet map. The data, project, and presentation materials are on Kent’s GitHub account.
For our July Maptime, Carolyn Fish (@cartofish) led a session on hand-drawn maps. She showed us some examples of different types of beautiful hand drawn maps old and new, and then we all drew our own maps. At the end we all shared our maps and stories with the group. There were some maps of important places to people, of daily commutes, of fictional places, and many other things. There were many amazing maps!
Here are Carolyn’s slides:
Below are some of the maps people drew. Keep ‘em coming!
This one was left behind last night. That "road to the freeway," potholes and all. Can someone remember who drew it? pic.twitter.com/2YEW1rsKHG— Maptime Boston (@maptimeBoston) July 16, 2015
See you next month, mappers!
Just look at all these mappers! pic.twitter.com/ZTmqXlEDY3— Maptime Boston (@maptimeBoston) July 16, 2015
It’s #maptimeBoston’s first birthday so let’s do a show-and-tell night! Bring your projects at whatever stage (finished, in-progress, unformed idea) to share with the group and get friendly, supportive feedback.
Whether for fun or for work, your first map or your 1000th, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to! As always, beginners are very welcome and especially encouraged to show anything they’ve learned at Maptime.
If you just want to come to see what others are doing or you’re looking for inspiration, show up!
Anyone planning to show something will have about 5 minutes or less.
For our May Maptime, we worked with Mapbox Studio, a powerful tool for designing global basemaps driven by vector tiles. Mapbox Studio allows you to style maps using a world of OpenStreetMap data provided, or use your own data. We went through the basics of the software, the CartoCSS styling language, and how to share maps.
We followed Mapbox Guides for much of this:
“Getting started” guides
CartoCSS and styling
CartoDB is sponsoring Maptime this month and will be buying pizza for us!
Beginners are encouraged, and be sure bring your laptop.