Everything happens somewhere. That’s geography. It’s hard to think of any problem or opportunity that exists, that doesn’t contain an inherent value or have a geospatial value. Geography is social, a form of visual communication, and maps are incredible sources of storytelling.
If you want to unlock the endless possibilities of geography and the mystery of map-making, all you need is your curiosity and creativity (and a laptop, if you like) - and to come to this class. With Paul Naylor and Charley Glynn, visual data design consultants for Ordnance Survey, you will be taken through the theories behind the art of cartography, as well as how maps can be the foundation of any narrative - helping you to convey your message quickly, clearly and with great impact.
Regardless of your level or ability, you will learn how geo data can be used as a key ingredient for a very diverse range of applications, from building maps for your website to learning how to craft compelling infographics. You will also learn the theory and practice behind the art of visualising with geo data, ultimately coming away with a strong understanding of the principles of cartographic design, and the toolkits used to design a web or mobile map.
Introduction to OS’s history as Britain’s national mapping agency
GeoDataViz at OS - learn about some of OS’s geo data visualisation projects
The principals of cartography
Maps: the good, the bad and the ugly - a group exercise
Fake maps: how maps have been used to twist the truth
Storytelling and map techniques for different scenarios - alternative approaches to visualising geographic data
Design your own map - a group exercise
Hands-on workshop using OS Open Zoomstack
Charley Glynn is a cartographic design consultant for GeoDataViz, Ordnance Survey. He specialises in cartographic design and data visualisation, from the functional to the artistic, distributing intelligence in meaningful forms using GIS, graphic design and web mapping. He is a keen advocate of open data and open source tech.
Paul Naylor is a cartographic design consultant for GeoDataViz, Ordnance Survey, with over 20 years of experience in creating maps and visualising data using a range of GIS, design and web applications.
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Times: Evening course, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: £99 plus £5.11 booking fee
Complimentary refreshments included.
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