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Training

Cartographic Design for Geographic Information Systems, Part 1

This course provided 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 provided 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 covered both theory and practical aspects of computer based cartography. We used the ESRI ArcGIS suite (geographical information systems) as one of several cartographic tools, but we did not learn specifically about the principals of GIS. Topics included 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

By attending the workshop, paticipants:
1) Understood the basic concepts behind the creation of maps at different scales.
2) Understood the basic concepts behind the visual display of data on maps.
3) Understood the tenants of map legibility, design, and how to make a map readable.
4) Understood the representation of shape and color in digital design.
5) Received an introduction to the variety of output methods in digital cartography.
6) Understood 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) were available for this course. Those seeking such credits should contact us for more information.

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