While Portland is best known for its bikes, donuts, and DIY culture, it’s also a city that’s pushed boundaries through thoughtful urban planning and celebration of art and design. This month, Mapbox will be a part of this celebration at two conferences - GIS in Action and Design Week Portland. Both conferences look at cities and other environments through the lens of the map and we’re thrilled to be a part of this by hosting two workshops as well as conducting user interviews to learn more about how you use maps.

The 25th Annual GIS In Action Conference, hosted by the Columbia River Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) will be held at Portland State University. Mapbox will be presenting a Mapbox Studio workshop that covers the tools and workflows needed to supplement the GIS technologies integral in urban planning, spatial analysis, and data management. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 1 pm to 4 pm and is open to all attendees of GIS in Action.

Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. We’ll be hosting a three-hour workshop focused on cartographic design with Mapbox Studio. The workshop will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 1 pm to 4 pm at WeWork in downtown Portland. Registration is still open.

Have ideas or mapping challenges you want to share with our team? We’re conducting user interviews both weeks to learn how you use maps and the challenges you face. If you’re interested, fill out this survey to meet and chat with our team!