Cox Media GroupKryptonite
Making interactive maps for the web
This talk is a technical deep-dive into the technology behind Trulia's crime maps: a database with 50 million crime incidents, an app layer that generated hundreds of thousands of map tiles, and a front-end to make it interactive.
Each piece of the talk is instructive, aimed at arming devs who have a casual interest in GIS with the tools they need to make sexy maps. Specifically:
- Best practices for storing geodata in PostgreSQL
- Running geo-queries with GeoDjango
- Creating map tiles with TileStache
- Styling maps with Polymaps
No prior experience with GIS is required, though running through the GeoDjango intro tutorial would be helpful.