This month at Maptime Madison, Kristen Vincent will show us how to make an interactive thematic map with Carto, formerly CartoDB! But first, what in the world is a thematic map? Thematic maps use number based data to show the distribution or pattern of a particular geography. We’ll review a few thematic map types (examples here, here, and here), discuss best practices, and talk data before turning to Carto Builder—a web-based mapping and spatial analysis tool—to make interactive choropleth maps of US population data. With these new tools under your belt, you’ll be able to explore and display any spatial dataset thematically!
There will be several laptops available for your use provided by the Madison Public Library! Feel free to bring your own laptop too. If you can, please make a free account with Carto before Maptime begins!
There will be pizza donated by Carto! Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get!