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Cartography and Map Design: A URISA Certified workshop - March 30, 2017

King County GIS Center

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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An effective map portrays a place, delivers a message, or reveals a pattern with representational accuracy and visual clarity. How to make that happen is the subject of this workshop, a mix of lecture and exercises which gives GIS practitioners the practical information and techniques needed to create effective, successful maps in any display medium.


This workshop is designed for the individual who may be new to GIS or who has not had specific training in cartography, but needs to create maps to support GIS data analysis and display. It will also be useful for GIS managers to understand how to manage a major cartographic project effectively.

Topics Covered

  • The cartographic process
    • o    The form and function of maps
  • Map fundamentals
    • o    The spatial aspect of maps
    • o    The representational aspect of maps
    • o    The parts of a map
  • Map data
  • The process of making a map
    • o    Conceptualization and planning
    • o    Design
    • o    Production
    • o    Editing and quality assurance
    • o    Output and reproduction

Prerequisites and Recommendations


What You Will Receive

  • 7.5 hours of instruction from one of our URISA-certified instructors who are subject-matter experts and workshop authors.
  • A copy of the workshop presentation and exercises.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.75) and GISCI points (0.1875) earned.

Our Students Speak

“Great workshop. I really enjoyed the presentation.”

“Very good presentation....URISA workshops have always been useful and informative.”

“Brilliant! Engaging.”

“It was great that it wasn't software specific.”

“Just pure Cartography.”

“This class is for anyone needing to make accurate maps containing data appropriate for their needs and to share with others who may not be able to get the information accurately and in one place.”

KCGIS Training Terms and Conditions

By registering for one of our classes, you agree to our Terms and Conditions; you may review them here: . 

King County Employees: King Co. Employees are eligible for a discounted rate. Please visit "How to Register for KCGIS Training". 

State of Washington Employees: Visit your Human Resources Training and Development "How to Register" web page.

Attention - Veterans with GI Bill Benefits:

Selected programs of study at the King County GIS Center are approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. For more information on GI Bill benefits see (external link).

If you intend to use your GI Bill Veterans education benefits, indicate so on the registration payment page and send your USVA Enrollment Certificate to


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King Street Center
201 S. Jackson St.
Room: 7044 - 7045 North/South Wind Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98104

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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