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Restricted to: Stanford Affiliates

Participants should arrive with their laptops, preloaded with the latest version of the software.

Event Details:

This workshop teaches GIS users how to avoid common map design issues in GIS and make better designed maps for effective visual communication. The initial discussion covers broad concepts around good design and best practices in mapping with an emphasis on designing our maps for effective communication. The hands-on lab uses QGIS to take you through some practical steps for building a clean looking custom base map for your GIS project.

  • Why design matters
  • Common GIS map design issues
  • Establishing a good Visual Hierarchy
  • Methods for simplifying busy or complex data
  • How to use (and not abuse) color in maps
  • Map layout tools

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