Building better maps with Leaflet, Mapbox and Javascript

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Ashlyn Still of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 4:30pm
  • Location: M07
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Bored with Fusion Tables, Google maps, and other plug and play map engines? Step up your mapping game with Mapbox/Leaflet and JavaScript. In this session, we'll walk you through the Mapbox JavaScript API from start to finish – beginning with some simple data and ending with a completely customized, responsive, interactive map. We'll also discuss best practices and go over the docs so you'll be ready to dive in and keep building great maps when you leave.

This session will be most useful if: You are comfortable in HTML and CSS and have a basic understanding of JavaScript

Speaker Bios

  • Ashlyn Still is a graphics reporter at The Washington Post focusing on politics and election results graphics. Prior to joining The Post, she worked as a graphics developer at Reuters and a news applications developer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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