Parks Data Cake, part deux

Following up on my previous post, I have started to detail the how of our parks map rendering works, including a GitHub repository with all the code and data to build your own in TileStache. One of these days, we’ll port this to TileMill, but in the mean time, it works and works wonderfully.   — Addendum — Truth in advertising– the contours data were … Continue reading Parks Data Cake, part deux

Parks Data Cake

Stamen has a great blog entry on mapping for parks on their blog. It’s a teaser for a deeper dive in mapping parks, and I’m staying tuned, as their write-ups tend to be detailed, thoughtful, and complete. I thought I’d offer my own teaser– a bit of work done collaboratively with GreenInfo Network.  It started with their basemap– something they spent a few person-years refining from … Continue reading Parks Data Cake

North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Conference (yay #NACIS!)

In a short blog post, I won’t be able to do the NACIS conference justice, but if you haven’t gone and you are a map geek, then I recommend you attend next year’s conference in Pittsburg.  First: The People: What a collegial and warm group of people.  NACIS was a very welcoming community, an interesting mix of private industry geniuses (ahem, Mapbox, Stamen, Vizzuality etc.), academics, … Continue reading North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Conference (yay #NACIS!)

QGIS Compositing, more gushing yet…

Ever had a workflow on the web that resulted in stuff so nice, you wanted to replicate on the desktop?  Ya, me neither until recently.  I love the cartography a particular website, know all the bits and pieces of color and effects that go into, but had no desktop application that could do the same.   Until now.  On the left, QGIS, on the right, TileStache … Continue reading QGIS Compositing, more gushing yet…