Making a map isn’t difficult, but making a visually appealing map is much harder. A bad map is difficult to understand, and makes viewers more likely to ignore it entirely. A beautiful map will not only better communicate your ideas, but can transform an average poster, paper, or presentation into a great one.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
- Import data into QGIS
- Find and use custom base maps
- Understand the elements of good cartographic design
- Use QGIS map layouts to make maps faster and more consistently
- Export maps for publication
Please install QGIS, a free and open source GIS platform, on your computer beforehand. QGIS is available on Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.
Core Competencies: cartography, map layout, basemaps