GIS in Action 2017

April 18, 2017 in Portland, OR

Mapbox will be hosting a Studio workshop at the 25th annual GIS In Action Conference - a great event for geospatial professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The conference is 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) and will take place at Portland State University.

This workshop will cover the basics of Mapbox Studio for building a custom, interactive map with data from the City of Portland’s Green Loop initiative.

This 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
  • 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.

Registration details will be posted at the GIS in Action website.

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 lead support engineer at Mapbox. He helps developers integrate Mapbox into their applications and produces documentation to help new developers with Mapbox tools and services.

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