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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Catalonian election maps on the news

Yesterday more than 4 millions of Catalans cast their vote. An incredible record of participation: 77% of the Catalonia total population were to decide their future. A future than in my humble opinion is not far from clear. Although the Catalan separatist coalition Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) won in parliamentary seats, almost every Spanish newspaper agree that this victory is useless because they do not have the support of the majority of the population. In fact, Junts and the other nationalist party, CUP –Candidatura d’Unitat Popular– add just 47% of the voters.

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