Mapshop training open to the campus and community

  • Posted on: 9 November 2015
  • By: mwwi222

Mapshop will be hosting a weekend training in mapmaking using QGIS. Students may enroll in A&S 500-402. Members of the community are also welcome to join; contact for details. Seats are limited!

What: Getting Started with Mapmaking
When: Nov. 21st and 22nd, 9:30am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: White Hall Classroom Building 313
Who: UK affiliates and members of the community are welcome
Textbook: Making Maps (2nd edition), by John Krygier and Denis Wood
Software: QGIS (download in advance of the workshop, free at
Instructors: Matthew W. Wilson and Jessica Breen

Schedule of topics:

  1. The relationship between cartography, mapping and GIS
  2. Overview of QGIS
  3. Spatial reference systems
  4. Spatial data types
  5. Basic map design
  6. Downloading spatial data from the Internet
  7. Cleaning up non-spatial data tables
  8. Map projections
  9. Map generalization and data classification
  10. Joining non-spatial tables to spatial data
  11. Geocoding in MMQGIS
  12. Basics in spatial analysis: point in polygon
  13. Basics in sharing and distributing maps and spatial data
  14. Understanding the broad arc of mapmaking