Workshop #5: Web mapping with MapBox
Monday, November 5th, 2012, 4-5:45PM
Trainer: Xavier Chaze (MINES ParisTech) is a Research Engineer and a State Geographic Cartographic Works Engineer. He worked for the Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN) to set up many GIS in numerous companies and states agencies. He also developed an Intranet website aiming to gather, classify and make consultable geographical metadata on products commercialized by the IGN. He is currently a member of the Centre de Recherche sur les Risques et les Crises de Mines, and works on R&D projects (SISMARIS, SARGOS, and I2C) about new marine information systems (marine traffic monitoring system, offshore oil facilities defense system), cooperating with the private sector.
Objective: introduction to MapBox and hands-on exercises
Audience: this workshop is aimed to a public of humanitarian professionals, either beginners in the field of mapping (in this case it will be assumed they will have followed the course of introduction to web mapping) or with a previous mapping experience but wishing to increase their knowledge of MapBox.
Trainer's presentation (in French)
Participants must bring their own laptops to attend this workshop (preferably with WiFi connection).
1. Introduction to MapBox
a. Working principles
b. Taking in hand (registration, admin interface, creating a map)
c. Adding data on MapBox
2. Data management with TileMill
a. Working principles (presentation, step by step)
b. Data integration (principles, from a spreadsheet, from a Shapefile file)
c. Custom design (CartoCSS)
d. Adding interactive elements
3. Publishing and exploiting
a. Export TileMill projects to existing softwares
b. Publish maps on MapBox, integration on websites
c. Examples of uses
At the end of the training, participants must master the process of creating, configuring, enhancing and publishing their data on a customized map with MapBox.