Maptime AMS #3
If you are interested in mapmaking, join us for a hands-on hack night where we will create maps together. Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop! All skill levels are welcome.
Program Maptime #3
During the first edition of Maptime Amsterdam, 2 months ago, we scratched the surface of making maps with Mapbox Studio and CartoCSS. This time, we'll dive a little deeper, and we'll work together on making a beautiful, arty, map of Amsterdam. We'll start with a CartoCSS tutorial, and we will learn how to go from idea and concept to a real, online map. With a free Mapbox account, it's easy to publish and view your map online!
It would be great if you could start thinking about how your map should look, and maybe you can bring some paper/online maps for inspiration.
About Maptime AMS
Maptime Amsterdam is a monthly map hack night hosted at Waag. We meet once a month on a Wednesday at 18.30 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?