The North American Cartographic Information Society’s annual meeting took place a few weeks ago in Montreal, Canada. It’s an important conference for GIS professionals, where you can learn new tips and techniques from the industry’s top cartographers and companies. Some of us from CARTO were lucky to attend and give presentations about data-driven cartography for Data Scientists and tips for making web maps responsive. Here are a few of the other talks we liked:
CARTO’s Wenfei Xu gave a talk about work she did while at MIT: Ghost Cities of China.
- Aaron Dennis from the Azavea Data Analytics Team pointed out that your interactive or animated data vis can be shown as a static screenshot when re-shared by others. Sometimes that static image misrepresents what you’re trying to show. Here’s their Node.js/D3/Canvas solution for generating the right static infographics efficiently.
- Andy Woodruff showed us how he built an animated drainage map with HTML Canvas, JS and Mapzen’s terrain tiles
…start from sketches like this:
NACIS has posted the recorded talks here on YouTube. We’re already looking forward to next year’s meeting!