Discover your inner cartographer in 2 hours! From the first human maps on cave walls to real-time, continually-updated, crowdsourced geodata, mapping has come a long way in the last 8,000 years. Maps are currently used in an endless number of ways by artists, designers, developers, scientists, urban planners, city officials, tourists, explorers, and more.
In this class, in a matter of hours, you will discover how to:
Whether you want to peruse census data, map your favorite bike routes, make awesome geo-art, or just have another skillset under your belt, this class will quickly take your mapping skills to the next level!
I have been a map nerd since I played with the original GeoSafari toy as an 8-year-old. I've been doing spatial analysis, map design, and visualization professionally and academically for the last five years. I've also made maps for art installations, community projects, websites, print material, and even birthday cards. I currently lead the research program at GAFFTA where, among other things, we explore applications of mapping and data visualization at the intersection of art, technology, and cities.