MaptimeMileHigh is a map hack night for the greater Denver area. We meet regularly to 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?
We're going to kick off 2019 with a fun session of exploring history! Whether that's discussing specific historical maps, doing fun things with historical maps, or mapping history is up to the presenter. Feel free to add your topic in the comments below, or just show up to listen and perhaps spontaneously present. :)
For 2019, we'll be meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month (unless there are strong objections ... to be discussed).
Locations will vary, but we'll start off at Auraria Library and meet there fairly often. For parking options on the campus, please see: https://www.ahec.edu/files/general/Parking-Map.pdf
Our venue has a large presentation screen that can access web browsers or files (.ppt and the like) that can be transferred to its computer via USB drives.
We have a great year ahead of us of map tech and playing, so join us for this first meeting of 2019 and meet other geographiles!