About

“Mapmaking for academics” (also known as “TileMill for academics”, “Making scholarly maps with TileMill”, etc.) is a loosely structured workshop teaching basic mapmaking skills for academics in any discipline. Participants use TileMill to create a highly customised map of their research: adding data, styling it with CartoCSS, and drawing elements from OpenStreetMap as a background as needed.

If you enjoy the workshop, please consider organising and/or teaching the next one. Get in touch – we can help!

Upcoming workshops

  • CartoDB workshop at ResBaz 2015 conference (16-18 February 2015).

Past workshops

  • #datahack (Bike maps of Melbourne), at The Age. (Melbourne, 4 evenings, March 2013)
  • #artshack: TileMill for humanities researchers at The University of Melbourne. (3 afternoons plus evening gallery, June 2013)
  • Tilemill for linguistics: at The University of Melbourne (1 afternoon, August 2013)
  • Tilemill for making beautiful scholar maps (School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne, 3 afternoons plus gallery, November 2013)
  • Creating research maps with TileMill: 1 day workshop at Deakin University (11 Dec 2013)
  • Creating Maps for your Research1 day workshop at Victoria University (13 Dec 2013)
  • Map my data: 2 day workshop at University of Adelaide (Cathy Miller, 17-18 Dec 2013)
  • Create beautiful scholarly maps with TileMill1 day workshop at Digital Humanities Australasia (18th March 2014).  Cancelled due to low numbers and budgets – sincerest apologies (Steve B).
  • Mapping for Humanities Researchers: half day CartoDB workshop at University of Melbourne, 1 April 2014
  • Mapping for Researchers: half day CartoDB workshop at University of Melbourne, 29 April 2014
  • Mapping for Researchers: half day CartoDB workshop at University of Melbourne,  10 July 2014
  • Mapping for Humanities Researchers (1.5 day workshop on TileMill and CartoDB at UWS), July 21-22.
  • Managing TileMill servers, half day technical briefing at UWS, July 22.
  • Mapping for Researchers, half day CartoDB workshop at University of Melbourne, 2 September 2014.
  • Map your data with CartoDB, half-day workshop at THATcamp Melbourne.

Who

Mapmaking for Academics is primarily the initiative of Steve BennettDavid Flanders and Fiona Tweedie, at the University of Melbourne.

Courses have been organised and taught by: Fiona Tweedie, Thom M, Antonio Gonzalez, Lauren Gawne, Aidan Wilson, Cathy Miller.

Additional assistance from: Craig Molyneux, Jason Sankovic, Andrew Wise,  Marc Moncrief, Alwyn Davidson.

Many thanks to all who have given their time!

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