In this @maptimeLex, Rich Donohue (@rgdonohue) will (re-)introduce our community to the D3.js visualization library and demonstrate its integration into a larger web mapping workflow. Drawing upon Andy Woodruff’s (@awoodruff) excellent @maptimeBoston presentation (http://maptimeboston.github.io/d3-maptime/), Rich will explain the library’s implementation when used to create a simple, interactive web map. He’ll then step back to consider where D3 fits within a mapping process using various tools to prepare data, simplify and aggregate geometries, visually render geospatial information within a browser, and build an interface to invite users to more fully engage with the map. Participants will then be supported through a collaborative, workshop-style exercise to make their own interactive maps using D3.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to drop us an email or contact us via twitter. We look forward to seeing you on 6/24!