Making Beautiful Maps

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Workshop

Making Beautiful Maps

San Francisco

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Discover your inner cartographer in 2.5 hours. From the first human maps on cave walls to real-time, continually-updated, crowdsourced geodata, mapping has come a long way in the last 8,000 years. Maps are currently used in an endless number of ways by artists, designers, developers, scientists, urban planners, city officials, tourists, explorers, and more. This workshop is your chance to become a creator, and not just a consumer, in our new map-rich world.

Takeaways

  • Use free, open-source mapping and design software to start playing with the countless datasets available on the web
  • Create your own geo-data
  • Analyze and synthesize geo-data
  • Bring it all together into a beautiful map using GIS and vector graphics programs

Prereqs & Preparation

Basic data analysis and/or design skills will help students learn more quickly, but are not required.

  • Laptop
  • Cordless/corded mouse for laptop (optional)
  • Adobe Illustrator + QGIS installed (required)

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