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Training

Cartographic Design for Geographic Information Systems, Part 1

This course will provide students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to create simple cartographic representations of physical and social phenomena on the earth’s surface (maps).

Day 1

Friday, May 16, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC, Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

Day 2

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Room 486, UCSC, Santa Cruz
Lunch will be provided

COST: $500.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Instructor Information

Mr. Tim Norris
PhD Candidate
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies Department

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
(831) 274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Human Systems

This course will provide students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to create simple cartographic representations of physical and social phenomena on the earth’s surface (maps). We will cover both theory and practical aspects of computer based cartography. We will use the ESRI ArcGIS suite (geographical information systems) as one of several cartographic tools, but we will not be learning specifically about the principals of GIS. Topics will include principles of map design, projections for cartography, data classification and symbolization, color in cartography, typography, and map finishing/publishing. This is a core course in our GIS curriculum. To see more about how the course fits into the larger GIS curriculum, please visit:

http://www.elkhornsloughctp.org/reference/subissue_detail.php?SUBISSUE_ID=51

 

Class format: approximately 50% lecture, 50% hands on training via guided lab exercises completed individually on computers.

 

OBJECTIVES
1) Understand the basic concepts behind the creation of maps at different scales.
2) Understand the basic concepts behind the visual display of data on maps.
3) Understand the tenants of map legibility, design, and how to make a map readable.
4) Understand the representation of shape and color in digital design.
5) An introduction to the variety of output methods in digital cartography.
6) Understand standard tools and techniques for map creation in ESRI’s ArcGIS software.

 

* For certified planners, 16 units of Certification Maintenance (CM) credits through American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

 

Registration Note:

Please note - you can pre-register via this website, but your registration will not be finalized until we receive your registration fee of $500. Payment can be either in the form of a credit card or a check made payable to the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and sent to:

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

ATTN: Grey Hayes

1700 Elkhorn Road

Watsonville, CA 95076
 

 

Deadline for payment is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  If we have not received your payment at that time, your place may be forfeit to someone on our waiting list.  Cancellations prior to that date will receive a refund of payment minus a $50 processing fee.  We reserve the right to cancel the workshop prior to April 25, 2014; in that event, we will give full refunds. We do not allow registration 'trading,' even to persons within the same organization.  Please let us know as soon as you know if you have registered and cannot attend as there is usually an extensive waiting list for our trainings and we use substantial funds to subsidize workshop expenses, helping to make them more affordable.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Agenda: Cartographic Design for Geographic Information Systems, Part 1
PDF, 82KB
Barry Nickel

Links

Center for Integrated Spatial Research
http://spatial.cisr.ucsc.edu

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. grey@elkhornslough.org