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Jan. 17: Modern Mapping and New Data Visualizations

From: Roshani K.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:15 PM

http://www.meetup.com/net2dc/events/43870742/

When: Tuesday, January 17,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Affinity Lab U Street
920 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


With emerging open source web technologies, it's become much easier to create custom maps and visualizations using your own data. This month we'll look at mapping tools, and how nonprofits can use maps to better communicate about their work, track operations, and connect people.  Most importantly, we'll show you how to get started today without breaking your budget.

Nate Smith from Development Seed (http://www.developmentseed.org) will talk about the landscape of web mapping tools, specifically open source solutions like the map design studio TileMill (http://tilemill.com) and baselayer maps from OpenStreetMap. He'll also show examples of how DC nonprofits are using maps to better tell stories (http://map.peoplesdistrict.com/), map their operations (http://data.awidercircle.org/), and map emerging crisis on the ground around the world (http://one.org/us/actnow/horn.html).


Additionally InterAction, a membership organization of U.S-based NGOs, will present examples of how they've used maps and data visualizations to communicate member activities and help nonprofits working on common problems to connect and collaborate.

RSVP limit: 55 "Yes" RSVPs

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