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How to make a beautiful study area map with QGIS?

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.

Public information:

To actively participate in the session, you would need to bring your laptop and install QGIS which can be freely downloaded from here: https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html 

The recommended version is QGIS Standalone Installer Version 3.22. Version 3.24 is not recommended because it is not stable.

If you wish then you can bring your own study area border as shp or gpkg file.

Convener: Evelyn Uuemaa | Co-convener: Oleksandr Karasov
Mon, 23 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
 
Room -2.85/86
Public information:

To actively participate in the session, you would need to bring your laptop and install QGIS which can be freely downloaded from here: https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html 

The recommended version is QGIS Standalone Installer Version 3.22. Version 3.24 is not recommended because it is not stable.

If you wish then you can bring your own study area border as shp or gpkg file.

Session assets

Session materials

Speakers

  • Alexander Kmoch, University of Tartu, Estonia