Web Mapping Day

Mon, 2016-02-08 23:40

PhillyPopeMap: What to Do When a Million Visitors Need a Map

With a projected attendance of one million people, the city planning to shut down for three days and the heart of Philadelphia behind a security fence, the first thing residents wanted was a map. Unfortunately, due to security concerns, the city was not permitted to publish an official web map - announcements from more than eight state, local and federal agencies were released with...PDFs. With no map a few weeks beforehand, we got to work: tracing layers, building a timeline and styling layers.

Fri, 2016-02-05 15:39

Vector Tiles with GeoServer and OpenLayers

The latest release of GeoServer adds support for creating Vector Tiles in GeoJSON, TopoJSON, and MapBox Vector Tiles format through its WMS service for all the vector data formats it supports. These tiles can be cached using GeoWebCache (built into GeoServer), and served with the various tiling protocols (TMS, WMTS, and WMS-C). Thanks to very recent OpenLayers 3 development, these Vector Tiles can be easily and efficiently styled on a map.

Thu, 2016-02-04 21:18

WTFGL: a beginner's guide to the future of open source web mapping

What is this GL maps thing? What are vector tiles again? How did we get here and where are we going? This talk will provide a (very brief) history of open source web mapping technology and a (comparatively longer) overview of what's to come. Most importantly, this talk will focus on why the future of web mapping is important and how we can all contribute to its success (beyond just contributing code). Beginners very welcome!

Tue, 2016-01-19 18:12

Zero to web map!

Let's go from zero to web map in a just a couple of hours.

In this tutorial session, we will use only free and openly available tools to create our first web map and post it publicly for the world to see.

After a quick primer covering the components that make up the modern web map, we will:

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