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All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).
You’ve likely used Google Maps, Yelp, or Craigslist, which all have integrated web map elements, but have you ever thought of creating a web map for your research project? An interactive web map is a great tool for both data exploration and communicating your research with a wide audience, academic and public alike.
- Web mapping basics (map titles, web services, etc)
- Using the Leaflet package for R to add titles, markers, popups, create a theme map, change basemap, etc.
- Host and publish your web map through Github
Familiarity with R and the RStudio environment.
This workshop is part of the Web GIS Workshop Series
In the past decade, revolutionary internet technologies have driven Geographic Information System (GIS) to expand far beyond the professional GIS community. Many individuals who lack traditional GIS trainings- engineers, entrepreneurs, journalists, researchers- have been involved in web cartography work. The empowerment is fueled by geospatially enabled technologies such as Global Positional Systems (GPS), the Internet, and user-friendly cartography tools. This workshop series will give you a taste of this new ecosystem, introducing you to a range of concepts, tools, and skills which include how web map is structured, how to create one, how to collaboratively collect field data and populate to a shared web map, and how to combine maps and digital storytelling to communicate your research.
All workshops in this series are designed for beginners- no previous GIS knowledge is required. Attend as many or as few sessions in this series as you like - you must register for each one you're interested in.