Designing Fast and Beautiful Maps
Alex and Eric from Development Seed will show how to design beautiful custom maps using MapBox's open source tools. The session will start with a walk through of how web mapping works. This will include several deep dives into examples to show the art of the possible targeted at both technical and non-technical users. At the halfway point the talk will quickly get hands on and look at how to actually design a custom map in TileMill with users only needing a basic understanding of HTML/CSS. By the end of the session everyone will have seen a slippy, mobile-friendly web map made from scratch and launched on a Drupal site. Sample fast maps made with TileMill: - http://www.npr.org/censusmap - http://horn.wfp.org - http://japanearthquakerecovery.com - http://data.nai.org.af - http://nigeria.mixmarket.org See other examples on: http://mapbox.com/showcase
Design and user experience
Questions answered by this session:
How does web mapping really work?
How can I make completely custom maps down to the actual tiles?
How can I make my maps faster?
How can I add custom maps to Drupal and what modules should I use?
How can I have dynamic data show up on my map?