Introduction to QGIS workshop

Last saturday a group of GeoInquietos Madrid organized a QGIS Introduction workshop at Medialab-Prado. It was a total success. Almost 30 people attended and almost every of them gave us a good feedback. Marco explained the QGIS’s user interface and basic tools, Jesús and me, vector analysis, Fran, plugins and Carmen, the printer designer.

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Mapmaking workshop for kids

As I mentioned in my last post, last 5th of December Carmen Langa and me, in addition to a small but very welcome help of other two GeoInquietos (Jesús and Beth), organized a mapmaking workshop for kids at Medialab-Prado which titles was “Taller de Mapas: del papel al digital. Una introducción al mundo de los mapas” (Maps Workshop: from the paper map to the digital one. An introduction to the maps world”). And it was 3 hours of fun.

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Humanitarian OSM Team Mapathon 2015

There have been a lot going on in the GIS world since my last post. Several weeks ago I attended to the The state of mapping on the web: Esri, CartoDB and Mapbox. In this meeting, Raúl Jimenez from Esri, Jorge Sanz from CartoDB and Johan Uhle from Mapbox presented their webmapping platforms and discussed the beautiful moment the geospatial industry is having (you can watch the talk here). Then it was the 2015 Spanish ESRI Conference, the #GISday, #PostGISday and finally, this saturday we celebrate the #OSMgeoWeek running a HOT (Humanitarian OSM Team) mapathon. One of more than 100 around the world.

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Accessibility Mapping Party – Tetuán 5.0

Last weekend I went to the Accessibility Mapping Party 5.0 in Tetuán (Madrid). An event created by Alejandro Zappala and the Geoinquietos group -which I have recently joined- which consisted in a collaborative mapping workshop carry out by local people and some gisters. It was fun to meet a very concerned group of neighbors, users and professionals. The aim of this party was to map the accessibility of the Ventilla’s local business. Something that brought me memories of lots of mornings walking the streets of my hometown. First we walked, then we mapped:


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