Class / Schedule


Information Technology

GIS: Cartography and Map Designs (1 Day)

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.

Performance Objectives:

Lectures and Facilitated Discussion Topics
  • 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

Intended 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.

Prerequisites and Recommendations: None.


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