One thing every civic-tech practitioner should know is mapping, or translating geographic data to visual data. If you could use some help getting the hang of it, you’re in luck: Open Data Delaware is holding a free beginner-friendly “Mapping and Civic Tech workshop” during Delaware Innovation Week with Stephen Hess, the civic-tech collective’s “resident mapping guru.”
Hess has been in geocoding for a decade. Formerly of MapQuest, he currently works as Senior Software Engineer for Mapzen.
“If it’s a question about maps and he doesn’t know it, nobody knows it,” said Open Data Delaware cofounder David Ginzberg.
The workshop will cover:
- Intro to JSON
- Intro to GeoJSON (the shapes, format)
- Using geojson.io for basic visualization
- Creating a simple map with Leaflet
Knowledge is power!
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