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Building Web Maps with Leaflet (#maptimeDavis)

May 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to building an interactive web map to display spatial data using the Leaflet javascript library.

Learning Objectives: In this workshop, attendees will learn:

  • Introductory HTML skills, in particular, the tags that are most commonly used to format text on a webpage
  • How to load javascript libraries into a web page
  • An introduction to the Leaflet javascript library
  • Where to get additional help with HTML and Leaflet
  • Best practices for communicating data distributions with a web map.

Prerequisites: Learners should have a basic understanding of spatial data formats such as vector and raster data, as well as experience with any coding language. Learners with previous experience with coding in HTML and javascript will have an easier time learning, but these skills are not required. Learners should also be able to find, move, and manage files on their computer operating system.

Software: This workshop requires that the learner has installed and has access to the following software: Text editor, preferably with syntax highlighting. Options include Atom for all operating systems or Notepad++ for Windows. Web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari (just not Internet Explorer).

Instructor: Naomi Kalman

Instructor Bio: Naomi Kalman is a GIS specialist with 20 years of experience analyzing, managing, and visualizing spatial data. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth and Planetary Science from UC Davis and a master’s in Data Analytics from Western Governors University. A Davis resident and former UCD employee, she now does freelance work for her own company, Valley Spatial.

Location: Zoom. Click link below to register for this workshop.

Registration: https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/events/BuildingWebMapsLeaflet2023MaptimeDavis/register/

Cost: Free of charge.


May 2, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Spatial Sciences Research Cluster