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Wednesday, January 30 • 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Maps for journalists, writers, and scientists

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Maps can make excellent storytelling tools. In this workshop, we’ll start with a short talk detailing what software and services are out there, including many that are free. We’ll also cover where to find useful and free geographic data. After the introduction, you'll receive a series of tutorials. Tim and Andrew will act as roving instructors, answering questions and providing assistance. The workshop will have two tracks—beginner and advanced—covering different techniques and approaches for both desktop/laptop-based software and webGIS apps that can be integrated into stories, blog posts, and websites.

Attendees with no background in cartography or GIS can expect to learn to how create web-based maps complete with links, photos, and text that can be embedded in other websites. We will also cover the creation of static, image-based maps suitable for publication on the web and in magazines and newspapers. Those with some familiarity with GIS will learn how to use an advanced webGIS system for the storage, analysis, and display of geographic information.

Please come prepared with a laptop (Mac or PC) that already has the necessary data and software. Links to the software and data along with installation instructions can be found at http://www.de-chant.com/tim/scio13

Wednesday January 30, 2013 3:00pm - 6:30pm
NRC

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