February 2019 - Jupyter

On Wednesday the 13th of February at 19:00 we facilitated Maptime presentations, focusing on interactive coding and mapping using Jupyter! We met again at the iDEAS:lab (Schillerstrasse 30, Techno-Z, Building/Bauteil XV), generously made possible by Z_GIS. Around 25-30 people participated. Our theme for this event was Jupyter. We had five presentations:

Jupyter Introduction

by Hannah Augustin

Pandas and Charts with Seaborn using Jupyter

by Lisi Linhart

PostgreSQL with Jupyter

by Veronika Krieger

Creating presentations with Jupyter

by Nikolai Janakiev

Notebooks for interactive coding in learning materials. A quest for interactive options with bookdown.

by Gudrun Wallentin


Posted Feb 13 2019 by

January 2019 🗺 Maptime Stammtisch 🌍 OSM mapping

Around 20 people came to the Maptime Stammtisch on Wednesday, January 16th at Academy Bar. The OpenStreetMap(OSM) mapping activity beforehand with the Android app StreetComplete had very low attendance, but the few participants had fun walking around in the cold, damp weather anyways. :-)

We are looking forward to the next round of presentations in February to discuss ways that Jupyter can be used when working with geospatial data, maps, and more.

Posted Jan 16 2019 by

December 2018 - Geospatial Data Handling

Our meeting in December took place in the iDEAS:lab which was kindly provided by Z_GIS. Our theme for this event was Geospatial Data Handling. We had four presentations:

git - Efficient Versioning of Code and Text files

by Steffen Reichel - Material

GDAL - Process and Transform Raster Data

by Hannah Augustin - Slides - Material - Video

OGR - Process and Transform Vector Data

by Nikolai Janakiev - Slides - Video

PostGIS - Store and Process Geodata in a Relational Database

by Andreas Petutschnig - Slides - Video


Posted Dec 12 2018 by

November 2018 - Stammtisch

On Tuesday, 13th November 2018, five people met in order to collect some data for OpenStreetMap (OSM). We used the app StreetComplete which is very easy to use. We also exchanged our experiences with OSM. It looks like there are actually many mappers in the Salzburg area, but there is almost no personal exchange at the moment. It would be great if Maptime Salzburg could serve as a platform for this in the future.

Afterwards, more people met in the Trumerei bar. We discussed various geo-related topics and planned our next event, which will be held in the middle of December. The presentations for the next meeting will probably be git, GDAL/OGR and PostGIS. Moreover, we would like to establish the practice of giving all participants the possibility to introduce themselves at every meeting. Additionally, we are hoping there shall be time for some very short lightning talks.

Just in time for this second meetup we finished our new logo. It shows the two skylines of Salzburg: the castle and the churches of the old town.

We are looking forward to having more people at our next meeting. If you would like more information or to keep up with our activities, join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter.

Posted Nov 13 2018 by

October 2018 - OpenStreetMap

(photo kindly provided by Trafficon)

In the beginning of October we had the first issue of our “Maptime Salzburg” meetup. We were generously hosted by Trafficon. We had three presentations about OpenStreetMap (OSM). First Jakob gave an overview about the OSM ecosystem. Afterwards Niko talked about data science with OSM. Sebastian finally compared the OSM street network with other map providers.

The evening ended in the Trumerei bar where the almost 20 participants had the chance to exchange experiences.


Posted Oct 09 2018 by