How to make a beautiful study area map with QGIS?
Convener: Evelyn Uuemaa | Co-convener: Oleksandr Karasov

Most geoscientific research takes place in a certain geographic place, and therefore we almost always need to create a study area map. This short course will be a practical hands-on session for making a beautifully stylized study area map from scratch using open-source software QGIS. We will show where to download global open data and create a map with all the necessary map elements (title, legend, scale bar, north arrow) and an inset map showing the location of the main map in the context of a larger area. In addition, we will present the state-of-the-art "do's and don'ts" of cartographic design based on cases from the published research papers.