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Using D3JS for Print Cartography
D3JS, the popular data visualization Javascript library, is most frequently used for creating highly customized and even "bespoke" interactive and dynamic data visualizations for the web. However, D3JS may also be used to create well crafted static graphics for print publications. In this talk, I'll explain how and why I used D3JS to create a series of static maps and charts for the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project's forthcoming book, Counterpoints. I'll also share some tips and tricks I learned for integrating D3JS into a print cartography workflow with vector editing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, or Inkscape. If there's time and interest, a short hands on exercise with the audience might happen as well!

GreenInfo Network

2201 Broadway (suite M5) · Oakland , CA

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Maptime is an almost-weekly map hack night hosted at various locations in Oakland and San Francisco. We meet on various evenings during the week work on maps, learn about geospatial data, and teach each other the latest cartographic tools.

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! All skill levels are welcome. Newbies are especially welcome!

We also have plenty of bike parking upstairs, so no need to leave your bike at street level.

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