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Monday, October 19 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
U-6: Cartography and Map Design - AICP/CM Approved 8.5

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Cartography and Map Design
Monday, October 19, 20158:30 AM-5:00 PM
Instructors: Greg Babinski, GISP & Patrick Jankanish

Description:  An effective map portrays a place, delivers a message, or reveals a pattern with representational accuracy and visual clarity. How to make that happen is the subject of this workshop, which gives GIS practitioners the practical information and techniques needed to create effective, successful maps in any display medium.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the core principles involved in the academic discipline of cartography, and in the practical communication of spatial information via maps.
  • To become familiar with the types of information that maps can contain and how each of those types of information can be symbolized effectively.
  • To acquire a logical  and thorough process for developing a map from concept through design and construction to delivery to its intended audience.
  • To gain additional insights into map design principles via map critique.
  • To experience the map development process first-hand by putting principles into action in a culminating workshop exercise.

Intended Audience: This workshop is designed for individuals who are new to GIS and mapmaking, and for experienced GIS analysts who have not had specific training in cartography but need to create maps to support GIS data analysis and display. It will also be useful for GIS managers who wish to understand how to supervise cartographic projects effectively.

Requirements: None

Cost: Free with conference registration; $195 for workshop only

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Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... Read More →

Workshop Instructor
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Patrick Jankanish

Senior GIS Cartographer, King County GIS Center
Patrick Jankanish has been creating publication-quality map and graphic products for print and online media for more than thirty years in academic, commercial consulting, freelance, and government settings. Patrick takes a holistic approach to cartography that combines bedrock cartographic... Read More →

Monday October 19, 2015 8:30am - 5:00pm PDT
Room 11

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