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Monday, May 21 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
Web Mapping with Vector Tiles Using Geospatial Open Source Tools (FULL Day)

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Workshop will describe and demonstrate various open source geospatial tools to create vector tiles, style vector tiles, and build web-maps using vector tiles. Government open data will be used to demonstrate vector tile creation. Hands-on exercises will cover styling vector tiles and creating web maps. The Mapbox Studio workflow will also be explored.

Hands-on instruction will require a laptop with admin privileges, Mac/Windows 10 Professional/Linux.

Learn to use the following open source tools for specific tasks (steps).
  1. GDAL/OGR - data format transformation; shp → geojson
  2. Tippecanoe - vector tile creation
  3. Tileserver-gl - vector tile web server publication
  4. Hands-on: Maptunik (local or web hosted version) - style vector tile data and export files for web-mapping
  5. Hands-on: Github Gist - publish vector tile web-map on-line to share

  • Desire to explore and learn new tools and workflow to enhance existing web-mapping skills is a must.
  • Interest in Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) tools.
  • Some GIS and web mapping knowledge will be helpful.
  • Interest in discussing various vector tile workflows in order to obtain a broad overview of vector tiles for making web maps.

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Peter Keum

GIS Specialist- Senior, King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Peter Keum has worked for King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) GIS for over 20 years and has been an Esri user for all those years. He has been a huge open source GIS enthusiast who lives in Seattle, WA. He is a member of CUGSO (Cascadia Users of Geospatial Open Source... Read More →

Paul McCombs

Paul McComb is a Master GIS Specialist with King County GIS Center. Founding member of Puget Sound QGIS User Group. Organizer of OpenStreetMap (OSM) Seattle. Co-instructor for King County GIS Academy: Efficient Geoprocessing Using Model Builder. Active member of local CUGOS.

Monday May 21, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm AKDT