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Digital Research Methods Workshop Series: Introduction to Mapping

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


Tabular data

Mapping tools: use cases

Further Resources

Mapping & Geospatial Data Librarian