So I’m using the Open Data Day as an excuse to start learning more about web-mapping and my goal is to know enough to share the starting basics.
And the pieces are falling into shape. Yesterday and today I found some great work to build upon.
That presentation was based on this simpler version that acts as a lovely introduction to online mapping through Leaflet. This presentation also uses Mozilla Thimble to show off the code for simple remixing which is just what I was looking for!
I haven’t even got through the other links MapTime recommend for web map learning: http://maptime.github.io/geolearning.html
And then there are things that are beyond the scope of the intro, but point the way where web mapping + python + git get all combined into geogit. I really do need to understand why geoJSON exists and why it’s used instead of KML files. There has to be another reason other than the ability to add the data to github, right? ( see Adding GeoJSON to Leaflet with Link Relations).
So you can see I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of links upon links. I even found a blog that has managed to do what I’ve been meaning to do here: document the making of web maps!
Next action: start learning with Map Academy