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Introduction to web mapping with Leaflet
September 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This workshop will first give an introduction to web maps, including the differences between digital maps and web maps, their structure, and how they work. The second part of the workshop will be a short hands-on session where we will create our own web map showing UBC campus buildings – with clickable with popups – using Leaflet.js.
Intro to Web Maps
- Why web maps?
- Web map vs digital map
- Map tiles
- Structure of a web map
Hands on with Leaflet.js
- Intro tousing your source code editor
- Examine the map “boilerplate”
- Configure the load location and zoom level
- Change base layer
- Add building data
- Examine building data attributes
- Configure a popup
The workshop will not be held in a computer lab, so please come to the workshop with a laptop with a source code editor already installed (see below). If you have questions about insalling the software or do not have a laptop, please contact Evan Thornberry before the workshop – email@example.com
Things to do before arriving:
Walter C. Koerner Library, Research Commons Presentation Room (548/552)