Data Community DC is excited to be hosting a DataViz Mapping with D3.js workshop on June 3rd, 2014 taught by Jue Yang and Derek Liu.
There are many tools and libraries you can use to create a map, in this workshop we'll focus on incoporating d3 with map projects. We will take a few example projects and dissect them to show how you can use d3 to create maps with a fast, flexible frontend architecture. You'll come away with a grasp of the kinds of maps you can create, the tech stack you should consider when building each map, and what the trade-offs are.
To get you familiar with creating maps with d3, we will walk you through our design process and show you a prototype of an web app that uses d3 and Leaflet.js to map millions of rows of mortgage and housing data. We'll also give you a rundown of how we thought through our particular mapping problem, our solution, and what we learned in the process. Prepare for a fraught-filled quest to conquer scary amounts of data that really has no business walking into a web browser!
What to Bring
Besides your powerful technical and cognitive abilities, all you'll need to bring is a laptop if you want to follow along. We suggest signing up for a free mapbox.com account ahead of time, because you'll need some place to host your maps.
Derek Lieu and Jue Yang are front-end developers and designers at Development Seed.
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