Map it with Python! Intro to GIS and Python mapping modules.
By Christy Heaton

Maps are powerful tools that we use every day. Come learn about how Python can be used to handle spatial data and create beautiful maps.

Sunday 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m.

Maps are cool and so is Python! It turns out they play well together too.

In this talk, we’ll learn about modern map making and the Geographic Information that powers it, as well as some of Python’s open source mapping libraries: geopandas, matplotlib, shapely, seaborn, and fiona. Then we’ll go through a fun mapping example together. No need for expensive mapping software, we’ll have everything we need in a Jupyter Notebook.

You’ll leave this talk with a new-found love for maps and the power to make your own. Happy mapping!

Christy Heaton

Christy Heaton is a GIS professional and Python advocate with over 10 years of experience working in the public and private sectors and education. As an organizer of MapTime Seattle, she promotes public open source adoption of GIS, while blogging for the Python Software Foundation and co-organizing PyLadies Seattle to assist and build the Python community and support underrepresented groups in technology.

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