This month Gray Area is taking on the art of cartography. The history of cartography, or the practice of map making, is deeply entangled in the ancient technolo...gies of transferring information. The modern usage of the word “cartography” dates back to 19th century French, and has etymological ties to the Latin charta (leaf of paper) and Greek khartes (sheet of papyrus). Cartography, in a sense, is the attempt to represent our orientation within the world. We make maps to draw the boundaries of our experiences and to propose a story about the world: to posit a history, present, or future.
Have you enjoyed doing mapping for Missing Maps Project or Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) at MaptimeSF? Then you might be interested in this Aspiration Tech event on June 16! https://aspirationtech.org/…/digital…/sanfrancisco/2016/june
We're grabbing beverages in Oakland and talking about maps and testing a mobile satellite image classification app.
Some great stats and dataviz from Missing Maps. Thanks to them and Redcross for sponsoring our last meetup! http://www.missingmaps.org/blog/2016/06/02/countrystats/
Join us in Oakland tomorrow! http://www.meetup.com/Maptime-SF/events/220805433/
40+ chapters in 4 continents. Hundreds of volunteers & new students. A new website. More tutorials. All made with love and passion. Here’s to every single person who has put their heart and soul into this educational movement this year and to adventures ahead in 2015!