Building maps with Leaflet.js

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Chris Essig of The Texas Tribune
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 11 at 11:30am
  • Location: Matchless
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Maps! Who doesn't love wonderful, colorful maps? In this course we will be building a map with Leaflet.js., a very popular Javascript mapping library. The map will display both markers and shapes. The shapes will be used to create a basic choropleth map.

Participants should have a beginner's knowledge of JavaScript, including basic concepts like objects, arrays and for loops. We will also be working with JSON and GeoJSON data, so some knowledge of these would be also helpful.

Speaker Bios

  • Chris Essig is a data visuals developer at Texas Tribune, where he analyzes data and builds charts. Before joining the team in 2017, Chris spent almost six years in Iowa, including as a developer at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids and as online editor at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. @CEssig

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  • Building your first Leaflet.js map
    Maps! Who doesn't love wonderful, colorful maps? In this tipsheet we will be building a map with Leaflet.js., a very popular Javascript mapping library. The map will display both markers and shapes. The shapes will be used to create a basic choropleth map.