Future Internet Lab

Maptime AMS #7

20-5-15 17:30 - 20-5-15 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

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.

The night starts with a walk around the neighbourhood guided by Cees Holtkamp, one of Amsterdam's most famous confectioners. He makes great cookies, and he knows everything about Amsterdam, too.

Back in the Waag, Huib Morel and Hubert Kraaijvanger of the former Actiegroep Nieuwmarkt will show slides and photos from their archives, and tell about how the neighbourhood changed between 1970 and 1980, the years around the construction of the subway line.

After the slide show, we will try to create and design a map of how the neighbourhood looked just before the subway was built. By using old photos, slides and new OpenStreetMap data, we will export, modify and style this data with QGIS and Inkscape (or Illustrator).

>>> Please note that this edition of Maptime will be in Dutch!

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?

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