QGIS Map Design provides step-by-step instructions covering both basic styling and labeling and advanced cartographic techniques such as illuminated contours and dynamic masking.
What skills are needed to be a successful GIS professional? Broken down by category, listed here is an in progress list of all the skills a GIS professional may be required to have. Provide your input on essential skills in the comment section below. Cartography Map Elements Know all the […]
Gretchen Peterson is a well-known geospatial professional who has run her own GIS consulting firm, Peterson GIS, since 2001. She has worked on a wide range of GIS projects including (just to name a few) solar energy site suitability analysis, stream restoration prioritization, wildlife corridor design, and an archaeological sensitivity […]
Learn how to really display your spatial information and create well designed, informative maps. Access this collection of resources on how to display colors, create an amazing layout, and what information to show. Cartographic Design and Map Making What’s in a Map? What really makes a map? Find out the […]
What makes a good map? When done well, a map is a vehicle for effective communication. There are many cartographic principles to help guide effective map making. Below are ten common considerations that all cartographers should incorporate as part of their map making process. This list isn’t meant to be […]
The release of ArcGIS 9.2 brought increased cartographic capabilities to ArcMap especially in the area of rendering. As with last year’s conference, this was evident by the range of technical workshops offered at the recent ESRI International User Conference held this past June. On hand at the conference were ESRI […]