Our first meeting of the year will be on Thursday, January 28 from 7-9pm at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College. The address for MCTC is 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. We will be meeting in a different room this month, T3600 in the T building. Take the stairs at end of the skyway across from the parking ramp to the third floor. The meetup right across from the stairs.
Michael Moore, a Web & GIS engineer at Cimbura, will be talking about mapping with WordPress and sharing a plugin he made that integrates CartoDB data with WordPress. We will also be giving an update about WordCamp Minneapolis and having an open discussion about topics for future meetups this year.
Geographic Information Science & WordPress
GIS (Geographic Information Science) is much more than just showing points on a map. It includes data analysis, spatial searching, cartography, location services and more. In WordPress, there are plenty of plugins for showing points on a map, but you’ll likely need to dig deeper if you want to do more.
In this presentation we will:
- Discuss what GIS is and why WordPress and GIS should be friends
- Look at several popular map/GIS related WordPress plugins
- Learn about out some cool GIS web services and libraries and how to use them in WordPress