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Tuesday, October 10 • 9:00am - 10:25am
Practical Cartography Day - Early Morning Sessions | Journée Cartographie pratique - Séances du matin

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Getting crafty with vector tiles | Pavés vectoriels - 15 minutes
Jo Hanbyul
I have been making tools for digital fabrications (3d prints, pen plots, laser cuts) with map vector tiles. I want to show what kind of fabrication is possible and the tools that people can use for their own crafts.

Mapshaper Mini-Workshop | Mini-atelier sur Mapshaper - 20 minutes
Matthew Bloch, The New York Times
Since its NACIS debut in 2005, Mapshaper has evolved from an academic research project into a versatile toolkit for editing vector datasets. At the New York Times, Mapshaper has proven to be more useful than GIS software for many cartographic tasks. This session will use practical examples taken from my work at the Times to demonstrate some of Mapshaper's most useful features. There will be an online tutorial for participants who want to work through the examples during or after the presentation.

Back to the Desktop | Le retour à l’ordinateur de bureau - 10 minutes
Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Mapzen
Vector maps have enabled a new generation of map rendering and dynamic styling for the web and mobile applications. But how can you get at those vectors and use them in desktop map projects? I'll demonstrate a direct to Illustrator workflow and another using QGIS and Mapzen's vector tile data.

The Journey from Raster to Vector Basemaps with ArcGIS | Le chemin des fonds de carte matriciels aux fonds de carte vectoriels avec ArcGIS - 20 minutes
Kate Leroux, City of Seattle
Esri customers are watching companies like Mapbox dazzle the cartographic world with vector tile mapping and wondering when the benefits of vector tiles will be within reach. Now they are! In late 2016, Esri removed the "beta" label from their vector tiles, and vector tiles can now be authored by anyone with ArcGIS Pro and published to ArcGIS Online. Vector tiles offer enormous promise: high-resolution graphics, client-side rendering, significantly smaller storage and bandwidth needs, and the ability to apply multiple styles to a single tileset. With all these benefits, what do you need to know before taking steps to leave your raster basemaps behind? I recently developed a vector tile basemap for the City of Seattle, and I'll share what I learned, good and bad. Topics include: paradigm shifts in basemap organization; technical details; best practices; workflow; advice on working efficiently; and lots of tips, tricks, bugs, and stumbling blocks.

Thematic Cartography with Carto-Builder | Cartographie thématique avec Carto-Builder - 15 minutes
Mamata Akella, CARTO
CARTO Builder is a tool that can be used by anyone to analyze and visualize geospatial data on the web in real time. Behind the scenes is a set of rule-based methods that are designed to support dynamic analysis and in turn, responsive cartography. During this session, I will demonstrate how Builder enables you to explore and visualize the multi-dimensional nature of thematic data in totally new and exciting ways.

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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel

Cartographer and Graphic Designer, Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel
Organizer for Practical Cartography Day at NACIS 2017!I'm a detail oriented designer, cartographer, geographer, and hacker that is passionate about creating visual stories - usually through maps . I also love... running, wolves, and Wisconsin.

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Mamata Akella

Vice President / 2020 Program Chair, NACIS
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Kate Leroux

Cartographer, Amazon
Kate Leroux spent almost 15 years in the Seattle software industry, filling a wide range of roles including graphic design, business analysis, coding, testing, and system administration. This disparate skillset finally came together when she switched to cartography five years ago... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:25am EDT
Ballroom East