PROJECT WEEKS | WINTER TERM 2015/16 | FH POTSDAM
ALSINO SKOWRONNEK TILL NAGEL MARIAN DÖRK

Mapping Zebras – Visualizing spatial contrasts with open data and web maps

This course was a two-weeks introduction to the world of web mapping and geospatial data visualization. We explored different urban and social phenomena by mapping highly contrasting datasets (“zebra”-style), which can tell interesting stories about our world. A main objective of the course was to give an introduction to a couple of different modern mapping tools, i.e. CartoDB, Data Lens (Thanks HERE for granting access and giving tutorial!) and Unfolding maps, which can be used to create interactive maps on different devices. These tools are easy to handle, even if you have little or no background in programming, but can also be used for more advanced projects by expanding the functionalities with code. The course also showed you where to find open geodata (i.e. OpenStreetMap) and how to use it in conjunction with these tools.

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