QGIS Cartography: Effective Map Design with Open Source Software

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Date and Time 
May 21, 2021
10:00am to 12:00pm
Location 
Zoom Workshop
Audience 
General Public
Event Sponsor 
Stanford Geospatial Center, Stanford University Libraries
Contact 
davidmed@stanford.edu

This workshop covers general design topics for better mapping. There will be a short discussion on general visual design concepts with a focus on issues and best practices for GIS mapping. Hands on sessions will cover a narrower set of the most common issues:

  • Why design matters in map making?
  • Most common GIS map design issues
  • Establishing a good Visual Hierarchy
  • Methods for simplifying busy or complex data
  • How to use (and not abuse) color in maps
  • Map layout

Participants should prepare by downloading the latest version of QGIS for  their operating system:
https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html
For an Introduction to QGIS, see our QGIS 101: https://arcg.is/0z9y8b

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