Design Week Portland 2017

April 23, 2017 in Portland, OR

We’re thrilled to be hosting another Mapbox Studio workshop on Sunday April 23, 2017 from 1pm - 4pm at WeWork in downtown Portland, Oregon. We’ll go over the basics of Mapbox Studio and build a custom, interactive map with data from the City of Portland’s Green Loop initiative. The workshop is part of Design Week Portland, a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Registration is open at the Design Week Portland site.

The event is a three-hour workshop where you will learn Mapbox Studio, an online application for creating custom web and mobile map applications. We’ll cover:

  • Using Mapbox source data - OpenStreetMap, satellite imagery, and terrain data
  • Creating a custom style for your map
  • Adding custom data from the City of Portland to visualize the Green Loop as a design challenge
  • Learning the various ways to share your map on your site or as an interactive application

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop that uses a modern web browser as well as sign up for a Mapbox account.

About the presenters:

Amy Lee Walton is a designer at Mapbox. Amy Lee brings visual narrative and systems-based design thinking to the cartography team. She designs beautiful maps, works on our core datasets, and often speaks to the design community about the space between design, narrative, and place.

Rafa Gutierrez is a support engineer at Mapbox. He helps developers integrate Mapbox into their applications and produces documentation to help new developers with Mapbox tools and services. Rafa focuses on GL JS, our APIs, and web map applications.

Colleen McGinnis is a support engineer at Mapbox. She supports users, produces documentation and guides that help new users get started with Mapbox. Colleen specializes in Mapbox GL JS and web map applications.

Mapbox at Design Week Portland 2017