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MDW'2022: Geovisual Analytics with ArcGIS Insights

Welcome to Typography in Cartography

A MDW'2024 workshop presented by the NZ Cartographic Society

NZCS is proud to present a map design workshop to be held at Victoria University of Wellington on 19 August 2022.

MDW'2024: Typography in Cartography is designed for anyone wanting to delve into typographic terminology, explore the subjective connotations of different typefaces, and discuss effective strategies for labelling. Cartographic excellence often lies in the finer details, so we'll train our eyes to pay attention to the subtle influences that our typographic choices can have in clarifying our map's message.

Note: this course is bring your own device. Access to the internet will be provided but participants need to bring a laptop and mouse.

Overview

This workshop will interweave lectures with demonstrations and group discussion, as well as exercises in thinking critically about typeface selection and label placement. Participants will be introduced to websites that provide free access to an extensive variety of typefaces, enabling users to browse and explore styles using their browser, or download and explore with their preferred GIS software or word processor. Some exercises may also use old-fashioned paper and pencils.

Typography is both a science and an art. The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to typography and why it is critical to good cartographic design. They will learn to see the finer details of typeface choice and placement, and understand the subtle influences that typographic choices can have on a map's message.

Skill Level

General knowledge of cartography and some experience with map design is recommended. No experience with GIS software is necessary. A curious mind and desire to gain new cartographic insights and skills is absolutely required.

Workshop Presenter

Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer and Educator
Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer and Educator
Freelance Cartographer and Educator (USA)

Cartography for Daniel is a vocation, a bulwark against depression and anxiety, and an opportunity to write love songs to places they've never been. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Daniel creates videos, tutorials, and other presentations geared toward demystifying not only the technical processes of cartography, but also its less-often-discussed emotional processes.


Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer and Educator
Daniel P. Huffman
Daniel P. HuffmanFreelance Cartographer and Educator
Freelance Cartographer and Educator (USA)


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Venue

The workshop will be held at Rutherford House on the Pipitea campus of Victoria University of Wellington. Room number will be annouced soon.

Programme

Schedule

This course will run from 09:00 to approximately 17:00 on Monday, 19 August. Please arrive at the the venue by 08:45 to check-in and set up your workstation.  Participants will need to bring their own laptop.

The workshop dinner will begin at 18:30.

Important Dates

No refunds after 09 Aug 2024
Registration close
09 Aug 2024

Important Dates

No refunds after 09 Aug
Registration close
09 Aug

Packages & Fees

Workshop registration does not include lunch. There are several eatery options near the venue or participants may bring their own consumables.

* Valid student identification required; discounted student rate does not include the Workshop Dinner

Full Registration

$250
Includes:
  • Workshop participation in Typography in Cartography
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Workshop dinner (19 Aug)

Student Registration *

$125
Includes:
  • Workshop participation in Typography in Cartography
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments

2-Day Full Registration (both workshops)

$350
Includes:
  • Workshop participation in Typography in Cartography
  • Workshop participation in Cartographic Feedback
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments
  • Workshop dinner (19 Aug)

2-Day Student Registration (both workshops) *

$175
Includes:
  • Workshop participation in Typography in Cartography
  • Workshop participation in Cartographic Feedback
  • Morning/afternoon refreshments

Cancellations

In the event you are unable to attend the workshop, you may reassign your registration to another person without charge. If requesting a refund, the following rules apply:

  • Written cancellation received by 09 August 2024: 90% refund
  • No refunds will be given after 09 August 2024
Please submit your cancellation to geocart@cartography.org.nz. Be sure to specify if you are requesting a transfer or refund.

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