Drupal NYC Meetup @ 30 Rock - Feb 6th

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NBCUniversal NYC Headquarters

30 Rockefeller Center · New York, NY

How to find us

Enter on 50th street entrance under the neon sign that says Rainbow Room/Observatory Deck. Then turn right & down the corridor on your left look for "NBC Guest Reception". You must bring your photo ID and your photo will be taken by security.

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Welcome to the Drupal NYC monthly meetup!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 6th for our monthly Meetup at 30 Rock for an evening of food/drinks, knowledge and friendship!

All are welcome to attend the Drupal NYC Meetup. At each meetup, there will be one or more lightning talks and presentations as well as an opportunity for any new or old Drupalers to participate in a side discussion where anyone can ask Drupal questions and get answers.

You must enter your real name on the RSVP question or your RSVP will be removed. Check-in opens at 6pm sharp. Looking forward to seeing you!

• 6:00 - Check-in opens, socializing + pizza sponsored by NBCUniversal
• 6:30 - Announcements
• 6:45 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:50 - Presentations!
• 8:20 - Closing Remarks, socializing + leftover pizza
• 8:45 - After party sponsored by Fastly @ Bill’s Bar & Burger (1 block north, 16 W. 51st St., accessible via Rockefeller Concourse) (https://goo.gl/maps/Eghs2)


This month's presentation is "How to turn Drupal 8 into an advanced Web GIS 2.0 application with the Geofield Mapping stack" by Italo Mairo

As with Drupal 7, the Geofield module remains the most sophisticated solution to turn Drupal into a Web GIS (Geographic Information Systems) 2.0 application with advanced geo mapping and spatial representation and analysis.

It is the only module able to manage not only spatial features of the Point type, but also Geometry Collections such as Polylines and Polygons.

Building on the solid foundation of the Drupal 7 module, the Drupal 8 version takes advantage of Drupal 8's object oriented development patterns (services and plugins) while affording integrations with other Drupal modules and PHP geomapping & geocoding libraries.

We'll begin with an overview of the geospatial features that can be achieved with the Geofield Mapping stack using the Geofield, Geofield Map, Leaflet, Leaflet Markercluster, and Geocoder modules.

Then we'll perform a live implementation of a GIS 2.0 Web application in Drupal 8, simulating the management, categorization, and representation of points of interest in New York City.

You will learn how to:
- insert and represent points and objects of interest on Google Maps and Leaflet
- create views for the representation, search, and selection of features
- use geocoding and reverse automated geocoding of addresses and territorial locations
- take advantage of automatic geotagging of images (Exif GPS) and other file formats (GPX, KML, GeoJSON)
- implement advanced thematic representation of spatial data through customization of Marker Icons and contextual generation of Legend Blocks

Participation from and interaction with the audience is welcome, including Q&A, observations, and suggestions for the Geofield Mapping stack's feature roadmap.

This talk is most suitable for intermediate and advanced site builders and developers, though also appropriate for anyone interested in geo-mapping or geo-tagging with Drupal 8.

You can read about Geofield and its companion modules at https://www.drupal.org/project/geofield


Italo Mairo is a senior Drupal developer and active contributor on Drupal.org (username: itamair). He recently moved to New York City to be a Drupal Web Solutions Architect at the United Nations. Italo is an expert in digital communication, with extensive experience as a developer, project manager, and consultant in the development of advanced open-source Web solutions in a wide range of application fields including Web 2.0 GIS, territorial marketing and local development, marketing, finance, digital publishing, fashion, design, and eCommerce. He is the lead maintainer of the Geofield Mapping stack for Drupal 8 (Geofield, Geofield Map, Leaflet, and Geocoder). You can learn more about Italo at http://italomairo.italomairo.com/en


Meanwhile, we are always looking for speakers! Submit your suggestions at http://drupal.nyc/suggest !