Web Map Cartography with Mapbox Studio

When September, 27 2016, from 5:30-7:30 PM
Where Hamburg Hall (HBH 2003) @ Carnegie Mellon University, with Students for Urban Data Systems (SUDS) Data User Group
Contact @MaptimePGH,
Thanks SUDS and Code for Pittsburgh (formerly OpenPGH)

Join MaptimePGH and the Carnegie Mellon Students for Urban Data Systems (SUDS) group to learn about designing custom web map cartography using Mapbox Studio.

Mapbox Studio is a modern platform for managing your spatial data and designing custom map styles. Use Mapbox Studio to build and design a map to your exact specifications by uploading and editing custom data, utilizing Mapbox-provided tilesets, uploading your own vector or raster data, adding custom fonts and images, or simply refining the built-in template map styles. With Mapbox Studio, full data management and design control are at your fingertips. (from

^ Well, that may sound a little intimidating if you’ve never made a map before. Have no fear: we’ll show you how easy it is to make a custom map of the entire world.

In this session we’ll cover basic web maps lingo and then lead you through the creation of your own global web base map:

  • a very brief overview of maps on the www
  • base data sources
  • adding layers
  • styling layers
  • sharing your custom base map and using it for projects

You’ll need to sign up for a free Mapbox account (we will walk through that, too).

New to Maptime? New to mapping? Maptime is geared for beginners, and the session will be interactive so that you have plenty of opportunities to learn!

Join us: Tuesday, Sep 27 2016