MaptimePDX and ORURISA April Social

spring hacknight

Get your Monday started on the good foot with our Maptime Social on Monday, April 4. We’re joining up with ORURISA’s Young Professionals and GIS In Action attendees for a conference happy hour(s). Doors open at 6:30p and light snacks, pizza, and beers provided. We’ll do quick round of demos and lightning talks starting around 7pm so please contact the organizer(s) if you want a time slot!

Maptime is a literally a time to chat about maps. Whether you’re a beginner getting your bearings with GIS or building apps for the web, Maptime is for anyone and everyone curious about the latest in mapping technologies.

Special thanks to our sponsors for helping us keep these events open and free for all:

  • ORURISA’s Young Professionals, ORURISA and GIS in Action Conference:

  • WeWork - The Community of Creators:

  • Mapbox - Developer tools for custom web and mobile map applications:


Join us: Monday, Apr 04 2016

Mapping with Tableau - February Meetup


Join us February 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at WeWork Custom House at 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR.

We will be joining forces with the Tableau User Meetup group this month to talk about mapping in Tableau!

Tableau is business intelligence software that allows anyone to easily connect to data, then visualize and create interactive, sharable dashboards. It’s easy enough that any Excel user can learn it, but powerful enough to satisfy even the most complex analytical problems. Securely sharing your findings with others only takes seconds.


Our presenters:

Brittany Brannon of Slalom Consulting and PK Kase of Oregon Department of Transportation. Brit and PK will lead us in a hands-on knowledge-share of their work with Tableau mapping.

What to bring:

  1. Laptop

  2. Free version of Tableau Public

  3. Free Mapbox Account


6:00 – Gather and settle in

6:10 – A few words from our groups and sponsor

6:20 – Mapping with Tableau – hands-on so bring your laptop

  • Tableau mapping 101

  • Introduction to using Mapbox with Tableau

  • Brief overview of using ArcGIS and Tableau

  • Tableau map examples

7:20 – Tableau Doctor

Great opportunity to ask any questions about mapping with Tableau!

7:40 – The best part – meet other Tableau users and map makers!

Stick around to continue the conversations started by our presentations.

We’ll be heading to Pints Brewing (412 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) afterwards for anyone that is interested.

Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early! Note the new location: US Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

Join us: Sunday, Feb 14 2016

OpenStreetMap 101 - January Meetup


Grant Humphries of Trimet will start your 2016 right with an OpenStreetMap 101 session! Come learn the basics of the “Wikipedia of maps” and get started mapping the places you love.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license.

Please bring a computer as this will be a beginner friendly and hands-on Maptime.

Pizza and drinks will be provided by Esri and the space has been provided by WeWork.


• 6:00-6:15: Social time

• 6:15-6:30: Intro/grab pizza

• 6:30-7:30: OSM Tutorial


Maaaappy New Year!

Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early! Note the new location: US Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

Join us: Tuesday, Jan 19 2016

Esri Open Source Tools - November Meetup

MaptimePDX is excited to welcome John Gravois from Esri for November’s meetup!

Come and check out some of Esri’s free resources for publishing data, performing spatial analysis and creating websites to share your work.

We’ll focus on:

  • Introducing Esri Leaflet

  • Fundamentals of JavaScript (variables, methods, events etc.)

  • Q/A

This is a hands-on and beginner friendly event! Bring your laptop and questions.

Come hungry! Pizza provided by Esri.

Thank you to WeWork for providing the space!

  • Tuesday Nov. 10

  • 6pm

Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early! Note the new location: US Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.

Join us: Tuesday, Nov 10 2015

Get To Know Mapbox Studio

Cartography will never be the same. Mapbox has just released the latest iteration of Studio and it’s making its way to users around the world. We’ll be demoing Studio from styling Mapbox sources based on OpenStreetMap to customizing your own data.

We’ll be covering:

  • Map design
  • Importing GIS data
  • Basic GL technology
  • Interacting with your map with Mapbox GL JS
  • Mobile tools for GL

Lots to cover so RSVP and get there early! Note the new location: Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, Cramer Hall Room 413. As always, beginners welcome!

Join us: Tuesday, Oct 13 2015