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Wednesday, October 17 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Practical Cartography Day - Late Morning Session

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Mixing Hand Drawn and Digital in ArcGIS Pro
Heather Smith, Esri
You love the textures and variability of handmade maps, but you're also not keen on giving up the ease of automatic labeling or projection on the fly. Learn how to get the best of both worlds by bringing hand drawn elements into ArcGIS Pro, or using it to plan and prepare before picking up the paintbrush.

Practical Guide to Map Editing
David Lambert, National Geographic Partners
Co-presenter: Scott Zillmer, National Geographic Partners
National Geographic has published maps for decades using various tools and software applications. With more than one thousand unique maps in our print-production pipeline, learn how we are utilizing MAPublisher within Adobe Illustrator to streamline the cartographic editing and production processes.

Aspect Aware Contours
John Nelson, Esri
Vintage maps do a sizzling hot job of adding a dimension of hillshade to their contours. Aspect-aware contours (contour line segments that know which direction they are facing) give us a much better perception of up-down-iness while at the same time conjuring an integrated hillshade effect. Cool looking and practical? Yes please. Some eyewatering examples from the distant past have shamed me into cobbling together a pretty simple code-free workflow for creating aspect-aware contours, using only a digital elevation model. I’ll show you how, and share some resources for making them look all sorts of retro and weird.

Cartograms. Run for Your Lives!
Kenneth Field, Esri
Cartograms aren't everyone's cup of tea. But I'm English and tea is what we're good at. Here, I introduce a side-project where we've built a set of tools to allow you to create different types of cartogram in ArcGIS Pro. The ability to make cartograms in ArcGIS has been a huge user request (well, me and a few others) and this set of tools will provide support to make roundy, squarey, griddy, squidgy-shaped maps out of your statistical data. Some of them may even persuade the one or two non-believers that cartograms have some cartographic value.


Moderators
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Leo Dillon

U.S. State Department
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Elaine Guidero

U.S. Geological Survey

Speakers
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David Lambert

National Geographic Partners; NPS Volunteer
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John Nelson

cartographer, Esri
I make maps and work on things to help other people make maps then I talk and write about those things.


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Hampton IV

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