June Meetup: Web Mapping Demos

The June GeoDC meetup will focus on web mapping and feature demonstrations of several tools. We will enjoy several 5-minute lightening talks showing us what different web mapping tools can do

This month's speakers will be:

  • Chris Tucker, founder of www.MapStory.org --MapStory is a new dimension to the global data commons, that empowers people to organize all knowledge about their world spatially and temporally. MapStory (www.mapstory.org ) enables “MapStorytelling” as a means of communicating important issues to a global audience.  It does so by providing the tools for any student, teacher or practitioner to convey stories arrayed across geography as they unfold over time.
  • Juan Marín Otero from OpenGeo will talk about "Publishing maps (and more) with GeoServer."  He'll explain how to publish geospatial information with this open source software, and show some examples
  • Eric Gundersen will walk through how you can quickly and intuitively make web maps with your own data using the open source tool TileMill. He'll also show off more advanced tricks on adding interactivity and using TileMill to make truly beautiful, unique maps.
  • Andrew Turner from GeoIQ will be speaking about GeoCommons. GeoCommons is the public community of GeoIQ users who are building an open repository of data and maps for the world. The GeoIQ platform includes easy to use, web based tools that empower you to easily access, visualize and analyze your data.

The meetup will be Wednesday, June 6 starting at 7:00 pm. We'll get things officially started at 7:30 pm with a round of introductions (your name, organization, and three words about you), followed by the lightning talks. Plan to stay after to speak casually with our presenters and other participants over drinks and food.

The meetup will be held at Stetson's - note that this is a bar and requires ID and being 21+ to enter. If this is a problem, contact one of the organizers and we can help.


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