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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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Saturday, October 22 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
GIS Basics for Cartographic Design and Production

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Cartography is often cited as the perfect fusion of art and science. The quality of a map is only as good as the data that was used to create it and as understandable as the visual characteristics that are applied to this data. In this workshop we will use Global Mapper to introduce some of the basic principles of GIS data management and processing and follow the workflow from data acquisition or creation to cartographic rendering.  Along the way we will demonstrate elements of both vector and raster data processing including data editing and cropping, imagery manipulation, thematic rendering, labeling, and ultimately map layout and publication. We will also explore the integration of readily available 3D data for contour generation as well as topographic or bathymetric visualization. Finally we will incorporate the various elements and datasets into a what-you-see-is-what-you-get layout framework in preparation for web, print, or geospatial PDF publication.


Saturday October 22, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT

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