IRC Digital Image Lab Series: Mapping

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Image Resource Center
  • Digital Image Lab (Arts 1245)

Event Price: 

Free admission

Event Contact: 

For more information, contact Jackie Spafford,

How to Make Maps

Keith Clarke (Geography, UCSB)

Please join the History of Art & Architecture's Image Resource Center for the first talk in their inaugural Digital Image Lab (DIL) series, Mapping. These workshops and roundtables will look at data visualization, map creation, digital recreation, as well as provide an introduction to mapping tools and resources.

Our first speaker is Professor Keith Clarke from the Department of Geography, whose research focuses on Cartography and Geographic Information Science. Professor Clarke is the author of numerous books and articles, including Maps & Web Mapping an “introduction to the history, principles and current technologies used in mapping and cartography.” His courses include Cartographic Design and Geovisualization, Maps in Science and Society, and Maps and Spatial Reasoning. He recently gave a GRIT talk entitled “Mapping the Great Indoors,” which addresses the challenges of documenting internal (non-GPS range) space – you can view "Mapping the Great Indoors" here.

Professor Clarke will provide an overview of map-making, followed by a real time creation of a map to demonstrate the application of open source resources. He will demonstrate tools that enable the discovery and ingest of map data, map creation, design and editing, and publishing. The goal is for attendees to be able to create their own map for a paper, publication or web site.