It's Back to the Future Day, and "back to school" day—map school, that is! We'll talk about the anatomy of web maps and how they work, along with some resources for getting started with building web maps. We'll go through the same material as our first meetup back in June of 2014, along with a few updates. If you're new to web mapping, this is for you! If you're a veteran, come anyway to share your wisdom! And enjoy pizza and the company of fellow mappers!
As always, beginners very welcome. Please bring a laptop. Hoverboards optional.
When you enter the building, check in with security - let them know you're attending Maptime on the 4th floor.
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.
This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.
Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?
Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop!