Mapmaking for Dummies

In this ‘play’ session, we will share and discuss various user-friendly digital tools for mapmaking and representing geographic features in the classroom. My contribution will focus on NatGeo MapMaker Interactive and the Palmer Drought Severity Index, but participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite (or less favorite) tools into play. This session complements GIS workshops by highlighting less technical options for mapmaking. If you consider yourself a relative newbie to mapmaking or if you’re interested in learning about tools ideal for non-specialists, including students, we hope you will join us.

2 Responses to Mapmaking for Dummies

  1. I’m interested in this topic, but I have not used map tools before and so cannot really bring one (good or bad) to the session.

    • Diane, that’s exactly what I’m looking for. I’m hoping we get a mix of people who’ve used mapping materials before and those (including me) who are keen to learn.