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QGIS cartography / maps for academic journals

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Event Details:

Get familiar with the Map Layout tools in QGIS while learning the fundamentals of effective cartographic design for publication (posters, digital slides, journal article figures).

This workshop will cover the basics of effective visual design in cartography as well as the practical steps to publishing a map fugure from QGIS.


Establishing a good Visual Hierarchy

How to use (and not abuse) color in maps

Methods for simplifying busy or complex data

QGIS map layout tools

Adding and modifying map items (N arrows, Scale Bars, Legends)

Adding images

Adding locators and inset maps