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June 14th, 1:10-1:30pm

TITLE

you are [w]here?: geospatial web dev off the beaten

DESCRIPTION

The meaning of "map" across disciplines is remarkably varied. It's effectively a spatial representation of geo-topography, a linking between tables by foreign key, a datatype in C++... Today, coders make creative use of custom basemaps and clever scripting methods, building remarkable maps of multivariate information off-the-(beaten) geographic projection. Many have designed and published interactive maps of cemetery burial plots, galactic drawings of the Star Wars Universe, sequence maps of human genes, heatmaps of court traffic during the NBA finals, fantasy landscapes from deeply fake stats.

Focusing on a mix of artificial, scientific, and environmental sensing data, we'll characterize fantasy and farcical mapping, teasing out the tough parts of geocoding on real and mythical spatial matrices, while delving into the contrived topographies of null island, paper towns, "dumb" cities, and the infinitely curious world of geo-speculative design in JS.

SLIDES

See here.

WHY ARE MAPS IMPORTANT?

1: You are [w]here‽

2 Hello World!

3: What is Place?

4: What is place for humans/machines?

5: Cartographic tension: form vs function vs. map falure

6: Bl.ocks

7: Books

8: Failures

9: The Glass Room

10: Location Intelligence: why maps are important

HOW MAPS CAN FAIL US

11: Political Bias

12: Disputed Territories

13: Grid System Errors

14: Geocoding Centroid Issues

15: null island and the "known knowns" of fake place

16: Subjectivity: Falsehoods about addresses

17: Projection skew

18: Maps are infinite and complex

19: Placemaking = Profiling

PAPER PARADIGMS IN THE WWW.EB

20: Welcome to the paper-web

21: History of paper cartography

22: There be dragons

23: Cartography = consenual hallucination

24: There is so much still unknown

PAPER TOWNS

25: Phantom Settlements: Agloe, NY

26-28: Entertin, WI = Internet

29: Provocartography

30: Hacking the paper web

MAKING MORE HUMAN MAPS

31: Signs of better future maps

  • Bringing human perspective to machine maps
  • Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

32: Improving the atlas: Missing Maps - OSM

33: Improving contextual understanding: Who's on First

34-35: Improving monitorying and updates: Urchn

36: Improving automagics of mapping

37: Improving diversity and representation of populations

38: Improving education

39: Improving addresses

40: Take away: > human maps

41 Follow folks

People to Follow:

@spatialdatasci			
@mewo2 
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@MrEPhysics
@lisacrost				  
@meetar
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@shannonmattern		  
@juliasilge
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@dmgeo				      
@kelsosCorner

42: Thank you!

Additional Resources

aka things I ran out of time to talk about...

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