Niene Boeijen

I am a freelance full stack web map developer. Check my online projects for my work online and workshops and presentations.

In my free time I am a artist and tinkerer. Check my offline projects

Check About me to know more about me.

Feb 13, 2020
Tweakers Developers Summit 2020

Geo visualisations for the web - going beyond Google Maps

Present-day, maps are no longer printed on paper, 2D and flat. Maps are dynamic, interactive and online. We no longer go to maps to find out where we are. Instead, the maps tell us where we are and they form advanced around us on the fly. Web Cartography overlaps the worlds of GIS, Web Technology and Design. A modern cartographer has to be able to find, manipulate and store geo-spatial data, design the functional and cartographic representation of the map and implement this all through code! more info ..

Nov 27, 2019
Codam Coding College serieX 2019

Geo visualisations for the web - going beyond Google Maps

Present-day, maps are no longer printed on paper, 2D and flat. Maps are dynamic, interactive and online. We no longer go to maps to find out where we are. Instead, the maps tell us where we are and they form around us on the fly. Web Cartography overlaps the worlds of GIS, Web Technology and Design. A modern cartographer has to be able to find, manipulate and store geo-spatial data, design the functional and cartographic representation of the map and implement this all through code! more info ..

Aug 30, 2019
Foss4G Bucharest 2019

How to make a crafty Vector Tile map: Custom tiles, the perfect sprite, animating stuff and random hot air balloons!

Vector tiles are a challenge for the creative mind. In this talk we will take you along the path of making artistic styles for your vector tiles like this Crafty map, this 1940 style map and the Paradise in the Polder map. Starting from the importance of having a good and clear tile set to making your own sprites and glyphs with command line tools and software like Inkscape and Gimp. more info ..

Jul 11, 2019
Foss4GNL 2019

How to make a crafty Vector Tile map: Custom tiles, the perfect sprite, animating stuff and random hot air balloons!

Vector tiles are a challenge for the creative mind. In this talk we will take you along the path of making artistic styles for your vector tiles like this Crafty map, this 1940 style map and the Paradise in the Polder map. Starting from the importance of having a good and clear tile set to making your own sprites and glyphs with command line tools and software like Inkscape and Gimp. more info ..

Feb 8, 2018
Aeres Hogeschool 2018

Keynote: the Web Map Universe

What is a Web cartographer? And what do you need to know to become one? Explaining trends in the field of Web Cartography. Tegenwoordig is een kaart niet meer een plat, 2d beeld op papier maar vaak dynamisch, interactief en online! De moderne cartograaf moet daarom naast ontwerpen ook kunnen programmeren, data analyseren en bewerken. Web Cartografie zit op het raakvlak van GIS technieken, Big Data, Web technologie en Design. Als huidig geo designer moet je het allemaal in je toolbox hebben zitten! more info ..