Eric and myself will head to Mexico City this week for TEDx DF Salon and the UNO Habitat Hackday. Between those two events we are holding a MapBox training on Friday and an OpenStreetMap mapping party on Friday and Saturday at Telmex Hub.

We would love to see you at one of these events. If you are interested, please tweet at us: @ericg or @lxbarth, or simply show up on Friday or Saturday.

Here are the dates, find further below more detailed descriptions.

Friday, August 10th, Telmex Hub:

  • 10 AM - 1PM MapBox training
  • 1PM - 2:30PM lunch
  • 2:30PM onwards OpenStreetMap mapping party

Saturday, August 11th, Telmex Hub:

  • 1PM onwards OpenStreetMap mapping party

5, Calle de Rosas Moreno (Matthew Rutledge)

MapBox training

In this two hour deep dive we will take a 360 degree view on web mapping with MapBox tools. Starting with recent examples of interactive map applications, we will take a look at building maps with mapbox.js, OpenStreetMap based MapBox Streets and TileMill. The first part of the workshop looks at many examples and gives an overview of MapBox tools. It is geared towards those who are looking to get themselves or their teams started with building fast and beautiful maps. The second part is more hands on. We will dive into TileMill and mapbox.js and create our own map. The training will be in Spanish and English.

OpenStreetMap mapping party

We will meet at Telmex Hub on Friday and Saturday and after a brief introduction into OpenStreetMap we’ll start mapping. We will use field papers and GPS trackers to survey neighborhoods for streets, street names and points of interest. You don’t need any special equipment to participate. Just like the MapBox training, this event will be in Spanish and English. If the weather is bad, we have a backup plan that will involve some indoor mapping activities using JOSM, TileMill and the local Mexico City map.