Maps are popular visualizations applicable to all scientific disciplines. Learning how to best apply cartographic tools to spatial problems is an important component to making sense of our world visually and physically. At all scales, maps can illustrate complex information with spatial clarity: for instance, orbital maps drive an understanding subatomic dynamics at one zoom and help us understand interactions in our cosmos at another. Still, sometimes the tools to build maps can be as obscure as the data we are trying to parse.
Aurelia Moser offers a brief introduction to open source mapping tools for scientific and environmental study. Aurelia will present case studies of terrestrial mapping with Global Forest Watch and planet mapping with Where on Mars?
Aurelia Moser is a developer and curious cartographer building communities around code at Mozilla Open Science. Recent projects include mapping sensor data to support agricultural security and sustainable apis ecosystems in the Global South. She’s been working in the open tech and nonprofit science space for a few years, holding positions at Ushahidi, Internews Kenya, and CartoDB.
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