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Everything you never wanted to know about maps

Abstract

Maps are a strange type of visual medium operating somewhere between science and art. They have their own lingo and most mapping libraries have lots of secret sauce that turns latitude and longitude into good'ol pixels.

I'll devle into the mysteries of things like spatial references, projections and popular data formats and how to tackle some of the unique problems when working with maps and spatial data.

Speaker Bio

Although originally starting as a photographer and print designer Patrick quickly made the jump to web design and then web application development. He worked as a designer and application developer at Geoloqi and now works at the Esri R&D center in Portland building applicaitons and mapping tools for software developers.