#maptimeDavis: Custom Cartographic Symbols


In this workshop, you will learn how to use Inkscape, a free and open source vector illustration program, to create custom map symbols for vector data. You will also learn how to use those symbols in a GIS program (either QGIS or ArcGIS). This workshop requires that you have a basic understanding of GIS concepts, but no previous experience with Inkscape. Monday, October 2nd, from 2:00-4:00 in the DSI Classroom (360 Shields Library).

Workshop attendees need to do the following:
1. Bring your own laptop computer to the workshop.
2. Install Inkscape (available for free at https://inkscape.org)
2. Install QGIS (available for free at http://qgis.org ) or ArcGIS before the workshop

Please register for this workshop so the organizers will know how many people to expect.

This workshop is a part of the #maptime Davis workshop series. #maptime Davis is brought to you by the UC Davis Library’s Data Management Program & the UC Davis Center for Spatial Sciences with help from several campus clubs and informal learning groups. Space is generously provided by the Data Science Initiative (DSI). More info: http://data.ucdavis.edu & https://spatial.ucdavis.edu/

Please contact Michele Tobias at mmtobias@ucdavis.edu with questions.

Event Recap:

About 15 people worked through a tutorial teaching vector illustration tools in Inkscape and then applied their artwork to a map in either QGIS or ArcGIS.  Workshop materials are available online at the #maptimeDavis GitHub repository.

About micheletobias

I lead two lives - one as an artist and the other as a scientist. More and more I'm finding my two worlds colliding, and it's not the disaster you might expect.

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