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Tuesday, October 10 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Practical Cartography Day - Late Afternoon Sessions | Journée Cartographie pratique – Séances de fin d’après midi

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Adapting Print Maps for Mobile Use | L’adaptation des cartes imprimées en vue de leur utilisation mobile - 15 minutes
Riley Champine, National Geographic Magazine
Every map printed in National Geographic Magazine is revamped for digital consumption. But how do you take a map designed to fill a glossy 14"-wide spread and rework it to fit a screen that's only 4" across? Is it even worth it trying? When analytics indicate that more than half of the natgeo.com audience is browsing on a mobile device, the answer has to be "yes." For the past year and a half, I've worked as a Junior Graphics Editor for the Magazine tackling this problem. I'll talk about my experiences on the frontline of the battle for mobile implementation and share some of our strategies for making print maps work on mobile a little less painful.

Tips for Making Web Maps Responsive | Conseils pour la création de cartes Web réactives - 15 minutes
Stephanie Mongon, CARTO
Over 70% of our time online in the U.S. is spent on mobile devices. Creating a map that's useful on multiple screen sizes has two design challenges: interface design and cartography. Part of both is managing data driving the map. This talk will show optimization techniques for responsive web map design, learned while building maps for CARTO clients. It will include code snippets for importing data, cleaning it, and controlling how it renders in your map. It will also include techniques that solve a range of design problems, from accidental map zoom on mobile page scroll to making small image markers look good at screen resolution.

GL mapping tips and tricks | Trucs et astuces pour la cartographie GL - 15 minutes
Molly Lloyd, Mapbox
Web mapping with a GL framework like Mapbox GL has significant differences to raster frameworks like Leaflet. The concept of a basemap vs. overlays is no longer, and you can no longer manipulate map elements with traditional CSS styling and JS interaction methods. This workshop will include a quick overview of why these differences exist, tips on how to use the newest features of Mapbox GL, and tricks for implementing common map use cases like animations, transitions, and user interactions with GL maps.

Sharing Spatial: A Case Study in Teaching Spatial Thinking and GIS in the Red Cross | Le partage du spatial : étude de cas de l’enseignement de la pensée spatiale et des SIG à la Croix rouge- 10 minutes 
Matthew Gibb, American Red Cross
"Hey, can you teach me how to do GIS?" Training staff and volunteers comes with similar challenges, including condensing years of academic and professional experience into a week-long workshop or, even worse, an hour-long brown bag lunch. The American Red Cross collaborates with numerous National Societies throughout the global Red Cross network, building capacity with information management, mobile data collection, and Geographic Information Systems. This session will use contextual training experiences in our own office and with partner organizations to discuss teaching spatial thinking and awareness in organizations with no prior GIS capacity, reviewing lessons learned and growing pains. Instead of scoffing and saying "it can't" be done, leave mapping to the professionals, and let us review some tools we use and believe can assist your efforts to spread the love of all things spatial.

Cartography as an interface to explore displaced peoples' life stories | La cartographie en tant qu’interface des histoires de vie des personnes déplacées - 10 minutes
Rodolphe Gonzales, Concordia University; Sébastien Caquard and Steven High, Concordia University
While story-telling often involves organizing information along a temporal dimension, space also has a fundamental role to play in communicating a story. In the case of the life stories of displaced people, the explicit display of places, distances, or tortuousness of the paths individuals had to take, is more than the mere backdrop to a series of personal events: it contributes to providing both a clearer and more tangible understanding of their experience. Here, we present a web-based application using dynamic cartography to explore, study and transmit the life stories of 33 survivors of the Rwanda genocide now living in Canada. We detail how we are making use of several methods and tools developed separately by oral historians and geographers, with a particular focus on how we spatially visualize oral life stories, while at the same time providing a cartographic way of entry into a rich oral database.

Virtual Interns Supporting Real Issues | Des stagiaires virtuels au service de problèmes réels - 10 minutes
Brooke Harding, USAID
For the second year in a row, USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) and the State Department's Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) have teamed up to leverage the State Department's remote Virtual Student Foreign Service Internship (VSFS) program. The interns not only updated community level OpenStreetMap data in areas of USG foreign policy importance, but promoted the use of OSM across multiple university disciplines and increased awareness of the platform in support of issues in their own communities. Learn about our workflow and lessons learned teaching students in multiple time zones as well as some of the specific projects that came out of the two semester program. PSA: Although many government acronyms may be used during this presentation, NACIS community members should not feel pressured to remember said acronyms, as they will not be tested on their retention of these words at any point during the conference.

Designing a map kiosk - a practical guide to interactivity - 15 minutes
Matthew Hampton, Oregon Metro
The expansion of the Oregon Zoo's Educational Center provides an opportunity to develop an interactive "find a park" application allowing visitors to engage with Greater Portland's parks and open spaces on a 55"" touch screen. With a focus on engaging a variety of ages, races and experiences - learn some tips/tricks of designing an interactive map kiosk from a cartographer working on a project team with other designers.

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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel

Associate Director, GreenInfo Network
Vanessa is a detail-oriented cartographer, designer, analyst, educator, and community-builder that loves thinking about how to create and design products and utilize spatial data to tell visual stories in the best way possible. She also cares a lot about cultivating, building, and... Read More →

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Riley Champine

Graphics Editor, National Geographic Magazine
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Matthew Hampton

Geospatial designer, Oregon Metro
Matthew likes to explore remote areas and create both static and interactive cartographies and geospatial stories using colors, textures and patterns coupled with multi-scale variables. He has recently become interested in geodesign and the UX/UI for visualizations and applications and... Read More →
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Molly Lloyd

Software Engineer, Mapbox

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Ballroom East