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Thursday, October 18 • 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Web and Mobile Mapping I

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Indoor Mapping: Applying Cartographic Principles at Scale
Presenter: Mike Foster, Apple, Inc.
With the release of iOS 11, Apple introduced indoor maps into Apple Maps. Indoor maps provide detailed floor plans of major airports and shopping malls around the world, allowing users to find their way around popular indoor places. This feature added hundreds of thousands of data points to the map, and presented numerous cartographic display challenges. This presentation will discuss how the Apple Maps Cartography team applied an algorithmic simplification method to curate indoor details at each zoom level, and will emphasize the importance of retaining an element of hand curation to ensure a beautiful and intuitive experience for our users.

CARTO VL: The next chapter of thematic web cartography
Presenter: Mamata Akella, CARTO
In traditional cartography, we would not say that a reference and thematic map are equal. In web cartography, reference (basemaps) and thematic maps (data layer) have become synonymous with one another both relying on a handful of styling languages and technologies to produce. This talk will demonstrate why basemap technology is not well-suited for the data layer and introduce CARTO VL, a Javascript library for vector-based visualizations. I will demonstrate how CARTO VL’s styling language has been designed specifically for cartography of the data layer and how you can take advantage of it to produce truly multi-scale thematic maps.

There and Back Again: Cartographic Journeys with Adobe CC, Mobile Mapping and Navigation
Presenter: Nick Burchell, Avenza Systems Inc.
This presentation will provide a series of case studies on how maps created with the Avenza suite of tools are being used to solve tangible needs in the industries we serve. Come see how our customers are creating high quality, spatially aware cartographic products through MAPublisher with Geographic Imager in Adobe CC, and how they are using them for critical work in conjunction with the Avenza Maps app. I'll also review some of the exciting new features in our products this year, and how you have helped us make them a reality.

Adapting to a Monetized Google Maps API
Presenter: Michael Peterson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Copresenters: Paul Hunt, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Madison Woodrum, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Google Maps Application Programmer Interface (API) remains the most popular resource for mapping. More than 4.6 billion websites embed a Google Map. Google maps have become so popular that most map users avoid using any other kind of map. In April 2018, Google announced the launch of a new name - Google Maps Platform - and a new pricing plan. A free tier continues to be offered but requires creating an account and entering a credit card. Addressed here is how these changes affect online mapping, and how the Google Maps API can continue to be used for free.

Atlas Apps for Online Map Collections
Presenter: Aileen Buckley, Esri
Today’s expectations for atlases are different from what they were ten or even five years ago. Maps are now expected to be freely available online and accessible via easy-to-use and interactive web apps. Maps in atlases are no different. However, sharing atlas maps online is complicated by the need to provide the maps as a complete and coherent collection in a clear and comprehensible app that provides quick access to the content. Few efforts have been exerted to develop common workflows and off-the-shelf resources that can be used by many who want to share their own collections.

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Aileen Buckley

Research Cartographer, Esri
Cartographer, researcher, author, and more. At Esri for over 20 years and in cartography for over 30 years.
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Nick Burchell

Director, QA & Customer Services, Avenza Systems Inc.

Mike Foster

Apple, Inc.

Michael Peterson

University of Nebraska Omaha

Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:40pm EDT
Hampton VI-VII