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URISA Workshops

One-Day Workshop
7.5 hours
8:30am–5:00pm

Registration & fee required

Continuing education units (CEUs): 0.75

GISCI educational achievement points: 0.1875
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Instructor
Patrick Jankanish or Greg Babinski, KCGIS Center

Location
various

next date to be determined

Overview

An effective map portrays a place, delivers a message, or reveals a pattern with representational accuracy and visual clarity. How to make that happen is the subject of this workshop, a mix of lecture and exercises which gives GIS practitioners the practical information and techniques needed to create effective, successful maps in any display medium.

Audience

This workshop is designed for the individual who may be new to GIS or who has not had specific training in cartography, but needs to create maps to support GIS data analysis and display. It will also be useful for GIS managers to understand how to manage a major cartographic project effectively.

Topics Covered

  • The cartographic process
    • The form and function of maps
  • Map fundamentals
    • The spatial aspect of maps
    • The representational aspect of maps
    • The parts of a map
  • Map data
  • The process of making a map
    • Conceptualization and planning
    • Design
    • Production
    • Editing and quality assurance
    • Output and reproduction

Prerequisites and Recommendations

None.

What You Will Receive

  • 7.5 hours of instruction from one of our URISA-certified instructors who are subject-matter experts and workshop authors.
  • A copy of the workshop presentation and exercises.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.75) and GISCI points (0.1875) earned.

Our Students Speak

“Great workshop. I really enjoyed the presentation.”

“Very good presentation....URISA workshops have always been useful and informative.”

“Brilliant! Engaging.”

“It was great that it wasn't software specific.”

“Just pure Cartography.”