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Welcome to NACIS 2016 in Colorado Springs! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). See the schedule below and check out the NACIS website for more details.

The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.
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Wednesday, October 19 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Practical Cartography Day - Late Afternoon Session

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Cartography with CARTO Builder
Mamata Akella, CartoDB
20 Minutes 

CARTO Builder is a powerful tool for data, analysis, and cartographic design. With an easy-to-use online interface, you can take your thematic web maps to the next level. During this talk, I will highlight how to make a variety of thematic maps from proportional symbols to dot density to the standard choropleth (and more!) all inside of our new and improved online interface. We will touch on important thematic mapping considerations including options for map types based on the characteristics of your data, projections, and enhanced options for color ramps and labeling. We will also explore other data-to-analysis-to-design methods that are now available for your next thematic web map.
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InDesign + ArcMap (Photoshop & Illustrator too)
Brian Greer, Dynamic Planning + Science
20 Minutes 

Using ArcMap, InDesign, Photoshop, and ArcMap in tandem has allowed high-volume, high-quality production in our 2-man shop. Here's an whirlwind dive into our workflow for a 50-map series of flood depth and inundation maps. This workflow includes data driven pages map production in ArcMap, batch raster processing in photoshop, graphic legend production in illustrator, and composition in InDesign.
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Making map movies with ArcGIS Pro
Craig Williams, Esri
Kenneth Field, Esri
20 Minutes 

Video has become a common and compelling way to share cartographic content in today's age. Standard video formats work well across web, mobile, and desktop environments, allowing you to author once and share widely. This makes video an enticing format for cartographic communication allowing the author to guide the viewer through space, time, and theme. Animations open up a rich, flexible way to make maps which extends the cartographer's toolkit. We'll show how to use animations in ArcGIS Pro to create map movies of thematic data and simulated environments in 2D and 3D. We'll also show videos created in ArcGIS Pro to demonstrate additional possibilities.
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Terrain in Photoshop: Layer by Layer
Daniel Huffman, somethingaboutmaps
20 Minutes 

Inspired by the many things I've learned through attending NACIS, I set out a couple of years ago to map the landforms of Michigan. The end result was a 4 GB Photoshop file, which I will deconstruct before your very eyes. I'll use it explain some helpful techniques for working with bathymetry, land cover, relief, and more, interwoven with tales of how the connections I've made through this remarkable organization and conference made it all possible.
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Carolyn Fish

Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel

Associate Director, GreenInfo Network
Vanessa is a detail-oriented cartographer, designer, analyst, educator, and community-builder that loves thinking about how to create and design products and utilize spatial data to tell visual stories in the best way possible. She also cares a lot about cultivating, building, and... Read More →

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Mamata Akella

NACIS Past President, Felt
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Daniel P. Huffman

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Craig Williams

Group Product Engineering Lead - Mapping, Esri

Wednesday October 19, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
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