Map Club’s most recent meeting was a change of pace from the usual self-paced rhythm of weekly sessions. In the first of three workshops occurring throughout this semester, we walked through a guided introduction to CARTO. CARTO (formerly CartoDB) is a unified web mapping and visualization engine that facilitates the creation of interactive maps. This workshop covered the process of downloading data, importing data into CARTO, filtering and visualizing attributes, and publishing a finalized custom webmap.
The datasets for this workshop were downloaded from the Global Forest Watch Open Data Portal, and specifically focused on Indonesia wood fiber concessions.
From top: Map view after import, data view, categorical color scale, map of Indonesia wood fiber concessions by Emily Fuhrman, map of earthquakes between 1960 and 2016 of magnitude > 6.0 by Neville Shane
The final map from the guided tutorial visualizes the different groups in the downloaded dataset to whom Indonesian forest areas are allocated. More details on the data may be found here. As always, thank you to everybody who attended, and hope to see you next session!