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Introduction to Mapping
Want to make a map? In this workshop, participants will learn about terminology for working with maps, GIS (Geographic Information Systems,) and geospatial analysis, as well as factors to consider in choosing mapping/GIS software. It will include hands-on practice to explore concepts such as symbology, layers, vector and raster data, and the relationship between tabular and spatial data. No prior experience necessary.
Workshop Outline & Resources
Maps as propositions
Spatial data: vector data, raster data, and common file types
Mapping tools: use cases
An introduction to geospatial concepts & terminology
Making Maps, Third Edition by
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
"All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more."
Mapping & Geospatial Data Librarian