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Cartography and Map Design Workshop
April 28, 2015
Anyone can make a map these days, but with a little guidance and practice we can make your maps stand out from the crowd. It doesn’t matter how good the data, or how robust the analysis, a bad map will always let the side down.
An effective map portrays a place, delivers a message, or reveals a pattern with representational accuracy and visual clarity. The test of accuracy and clarity is how well the audience perceives the map and understands the purpose.
As map makers it is up to us to create clear, effective and accurate maps for all kinds of audiences and purposes. This is an art which can take years to master, but the Cartography and Map Design workshop will give you a good foundation, or enable you to brush up on any rusty skills.
- The cartographic process
- Projections, datums and coordinate systems
- Map data
- Making the map