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Wednesday, October 16 • 1:30pm - 3:05pm
Practical Cartography Day - Early Afternoon Session

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Using D3JS for Print Cartography
Presenter: Chris Hendrick, Google
D3JS, the popular data visualization Javascript library, is most frequently used for creating highly customized and even bespoke interactive and dynamic data visualizations for the web. However, D3JS may also be used to create well crafted, static graphics for print publication. In this talk, I'll share some tips and tricks I learned for integrating D3JS into a print cartography workflow with the vector editing software Adobe Illustrator. 

Someday My Prints Will Come: Comparison of Online Print Services
Presenter: Kate Leroux, Amazon
You've designed a map and want a to print a small run to sell or distribute. There are many online companies clamoring for your business, but their services vary widely in areas like pricing, available sizes, texture, customer experience, and quality. How do you know where to order and what to expect? To answer this question, I ordered prints of the same cartographic image from over a dozen online printers. In my talk, I'll share the resulting prints and what I learned. 

Print Maps | Online Maps -- ¿Porque no los Dos?
Presenter: Matthew Hampton, Oregon Metro
Modern mapping output for government projects are in a transitional state as maps designed for printed reports are required at the same time that online interactive maps are becoming essential. It is a great time to be a cartographer, however the increasing work required for simultaneously designing print and digital products can be demanding. Learn some practical tips and tricks based on transitioning between print and online design map production for Oregon Metro's recent Regional Transportation Plan update.

Mapbox's Cartography Kit: Tools That Work Together
Presenters: Madison Draper and Dana Sulit, Mapbox
Basemaps ought to be intentionally designed for their scale: street level for navigation, global for vegetative landscapes and so forth. There are four major steps when designing a basemap: ideation, curation, creation, iteration. For each step, Mapbox developed an ecosystem of compatible planning and process tools. When designing a basemap, it's too easy to forget you're designing the entire world at all scales. Our suite of tools help to abstract elements of basemaps from their geographic context to ensure consistency across different regions. The tools covered revolve around planning and process documentation, data configuration, visual design and channels for review.

Authoring and Adhering to Standards in a GIS Environment
Presenter: Michael McNeil, St. Tammany Parish Assessor's Office
What do you get when you throw a dozen GIS professionals at a mapping project? A dozen different datasets, collected a dozen different ways, using a dozen different tools. In order to produce uniform data, authoring and adhering to a standards manual is essential for any GIS enterprise environment. But where do you begin? This case study of a small local government agency using a common note-taking application to achieve this goal will answer this question.

Bringing the Design Tricks of Desktop Cartography to the Web
Presenter: Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps
Cartographers have mastered many graphic design tricks in desktop software for subtly turning good maps into great maps, but the same techniques can be harder to identify in the code-driven world of web graphics. (Where's the "offset path" or "make mask" button in JavaScript?) This presentation demonstrates how to pull off some Illustrator-esque cartographic design tricks with web graphics (SVG, CSS, and Canvas), providing building blocks for making web maps as intricately beautiful as bespoke printed maps. It introduces the handiest terms and techniques to know for filters, blending/compositing, masking, and more, with external resources for learning the code.

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Elaine Guidero

Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey
I am a National Map Liaison with the National Geospatial Program in USGS; I work with some states and tribes to connect them to USGS resources. I also nurture a deep and abiding love for 1970s graphic design.

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Kate Leroux

Cartographer, Amazon
Kate Leroux spent almost 15 years in the Seattle software industry, filling a wide range of roles including graphic design, business analysis, coding, testing, and system administration. This disparate skillset finally came together when she switched to cartography five years ago... Read More →
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Matthew Hampton

color-picker, Oregon Metro
Matthew likes to explore remote areas and create things.
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Michael McNeil

GIS Coordinator, St. Tammany Parish Assessor's Office
GIS Production Manager with 12+ years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Background includes skills in digital cartography, data analysis and visualization, research, writing, web design, programming, and project management.

Andy Woodruff

Axis Maps

Wednesday October 16, 2019 1:30pm - 3:05pm PDT
Pavilion AG