Katrina Engelsted focuses on helping clients improve their workflows and integrate web-map products. She has built a career that merges her two interests: geography (GIS, ArcGIS Server) and technology (web development). She loves chatting about real estate trends and cyclocross.
We live in a time when we no longer need to memorize a road map to determine the best way to get to a destination. Google Maps has become an integral part of our lives, and our phones can reroute our trips fluidly to avoid that unexpected traffic jam on the way home. But how did we get here? How do those maps actually work, and how can you create your own?
Katrina Engelsted explores the three components that users interact with when they use web maps: the map, the tools and overlays on the map, and the user interface. Katrina guides attendees through an example dashboard to explain the basic frontend components of a map and then through a basic example of how to grab data from the street and pop it into a beautiful map. You’ll walk out knowing more about the open source tools, free platforms, and disrupting startups that are changing the way maps are being made.
6:30PM - Drinks & Camaraderie
7:00PM - Talk