Worldwide Terrain and Cloud Infrastructure: An Update on Stamen's Knight Grant

In 2010, Stamen received a Knight News Grant that led to the publication of our popular and free-to-use Toner, Terrain, and Watercolor maps using OpenStreetMap and Natural Earth data.

In 2014, we received a second grant to continue that work, expanding Terrain to cover the whole world (using open data and documenting the process), migrating to more scalable cloud-based infrastructure, and teaching the public how to do it themselves along the way.

This session will discuss the work we've done to-date on collecting and processing data and making it available to the map-making public in various forms. We'll share what we've learned in the process, from sources to software and infrastructure to various techniques used to bring it all together.

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Regency C - Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 14:15 to 14:50