Maptime AMS #5
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.
In this Maptime:
The 5th edition will start with a talk from Fred Feddes, journalist and writer, who will talk about the history of Amsterdam, about urban planning, old maps, and about his book 1000 jaar Amsterdam / A Millennium of Amsterdam. Fred's talk will be in Dutch, but he'll show many maps and pictures for non-Dutch attendees to enjoy.
After Fred Feddes' talk, we'll start with a workshop on physical data visualization with OpenStreetMap data! We will use OSM data as a basis for objects/prints which we will create in Waag's Fablab, using our laser cutter or vinyl cutter. I'll provide a tutorial on how to extract geo-spatial data from the OpenStreetMap database and edit the data using Inkscape or Illustrator. Some examples and inspiration: http://dataphys.org/
About Maptime AMS
Maptime Amsterdam is a monthly map hack night hosted by 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, 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?