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Open Data

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Analysis Of Realtime Stream Data With Anvil

in FOSS4G2013, Open Data, OSGeo

Realtime geospatial data has become more prevalent and relevant in the areas of disaster response, crisis identification, government operations, and business branding and engagement.

Andrew Turner

Gestural Interaction With Spatiotemporal Linked Open Data

in FOSS4G2013, Open Data, Programming

Exploring complex spatiotemporal data can be very challenging for non-experts.

Thomas Bartoschek

Introduction to OpenStreetMap

in Community, LocationTech, Mapping, Open Data, LocationTech, OpenStreetMap

Richard Weait does a LocationTech tech talk providing an introduction to OpenStreetMap:


Richard Weait

Advanced Cartography for the Web

in FOSS4G, FOSS4G2011, GIS, Mapping, Open Data, Video, OpenStreetMap, OSGeo

Putting information on a map - whether that's seismic activity in Japan or election results in Afghanistan - immediately adds more context to your data. Maps quickly become move powerful with more data overlays, like the magnitude and timing of aftershocks or incidents of corruption and security threats. The story you can tell with your information changes with this additional data, but largely due to how you tell that story with your map with its design.

This session will introduce strategies to design beautiful, effective, and interactive maps with emerging open source mapping tools that are accessible for designers - and not just developers with a GIS background. Open source tools and free and open data now power some of the most stunning maps in the world, and consistent advances in these tools are decreasing the barrier to entry for designers with a web background who want to start designing maps. Participants will leave this session armed with strategies behind designing effective maps, and with a knowledge of the open source tools available to help them easily design them.

Taking a case-study approach, participants will see real-world examples of challenges encountered when designing maps for the web. Topics covered will include interactive design, techniques for tight integration of your maps with your web application, methods for increasing the signal-to-noise ratio in your designs, and map design best practices - plus some fun features like making 3D maps. Possible example maps will include:

The tools and data discussion will center around the Mapnik renderer, the CSS-like Carto styling language, the open source map design studio TileMill, and the OpenStreetMap database.


AJ Ashton