Mapping Urban Data is a series of video courses dedicated to exploring and visualizing data about cities.
The course will introduce you to key concepts and workflows through the topic of Land Use in New York City. It contains 30 carefully organized and beautifully illustrated videos that will lay a solid foundation to your mapping skills.
Learn how to handle open data sets and common data formats such as CSV, GeoJSON and Shapefiles. Work your way through data attributes, map features and GIS tools.
Get familiar with core design principles and best practices in cartography and data visualization. Learn how to encode data with color and gain a better understanding of map perception.
Bring your maps to the Web. Learn how tiled maps work, how to render the world into map tiles and what makes vector tiles a great choice for interactive web maps.
Coding skills are essential for building dynamic data visualizations. Learn how to work with object structures, variables, expressions, methods and function listeners — all from a web mapping perspective.
The course covers the fundamentals of mapping urban data. You will start with a raw dataset, modify its attributes, design a map, add interactivity and publish the project on the web.
Along the way, we'll cover key concepts such as map projections, coordinate reference systems, attributes & features, data formats, tilesets, raster and vector tiles, data-driven styling and design principles.
You will learn how Developer Tools, the Console API and element inspection work and you will build an interactive web map from scratch using Mapbox GL JS – a modern library for web mapping.
Land Use Mix,
Codes & Categories
Data exploration, File formats,
Coordinate Systems, Features
Color schemes, Perception,
Tiled Maps, Vector Tiles,
UI, Interaction, HTML,
Git, Github Pages,
Each video breaks down a specific part of the workflow into discrete steps.
The course contains over 100 beautifully illustrated slides covering both theory and practice — from land use mix to programming fundamentals.
Throughout the course, you will use several free and open-source tools that will provide a solid base for your Mapping Data endeavours.
Awesome #dataviz from Manhattan http://io.morphocode.com/urban-layers/ using #MapBoxGLJS via @arferrandOpen Data Zurich
Great #data visualization showing how old each building is in #NYC http://ow.ly/DagTm Via @CityLab @morphocodeFurman Center
Just discovered Morphocode. I'm not an architect, but @morphocode makes me want to be one.Cory MacVie
This is incredible, Urban Layers visualizated Manhattan's building history using @mapbox GL.Eric Gundersen
Wonderful new map from @morphocode shows extant Manhattan buildings since 1765 as timelineBill Cronon
Morphocode is a creative studio specializing in data visualization and web mapping. The studio's work has been featured in the Best American Infographics and published extensively in popular media.
The course is designed, developed and taught by the studio founders — Greta and Kiril.
Greta is an architect and a designer, focusing on the use of urban data visualization as a tool for critical evaluation of active policies and city services.
Kiril is an architect and a professional software developer. He crafts beautiful interactive experiences working across the entire web stack.
Geospatial data, Common File formats, Open data, Datasets
Tiled Maps, Vector Tiles, Data-Driven Styling, Tilesets, Zoom Functions
Map Projections, Coordinate Reference Systems, Features & Attributes
Color schemes, visual variables, Data Types, Data Encoding
User Experience, UI Layout variations, Custom Map Interactions
The course is suitable for architects, urban planners, designers, web developers, GIS users, journalists and data enthusiasts.
If you are genuinely interested in mapping, open data and the urban environment and you have a taste for coding - the content is suitable for you.
While previous experience with GIS tools, web mapping and coding skills will certainly help, it is not a prerequisite.
The first course in the series covers the fundamentals of mapping urban data and was designed with the beginner in mind. It does not assume previous knowledge on the topic.
Once the course is released, you will be able to download the videos for off-line viewing and work through the content at your own pace — whenever and however you want. All the videos were recorded at 1920×1080 with high quality audio.
We've put a lot of work in the course and we want you to be satisfied with your learning experience. If that's not the case you need to contact us within 10 days of your purchase. We will send you a feedback form to complete, so we can assess what needs to be improved.
Yes. Students are entitled to a 30% discount off the regular course price. Please, send us an email from a valid student email (or attach a student id) and we will send you a discount code.
Sure - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to tweet us with more questions at @morphocode.