Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
Sara Fabrikant - Workshop Coordinator,
Keith Clarke, and Waldo Tobler (all of the University
of California, Santa Barbara), Barbara P. Buttenfield
(University of Colorado-Boulder),
and Dan Dorling (University of Leeds)
workshop introduces spatial information design and geographic
visualization for the Social Sciences. Sessions will
cover principles of scientific visualization, graphical
design, and thematic mapping. Exercises will permit
participants to design digital, static maps using current
graphical design and mapping software (e.g., FreeHand,
PhotoShop, ArcView), work with a grid-based
GIS, and design interactive maps for the WWW. By the
end of the workshop, participants will be producing
high quality cartographic displays, and processing cartographic
data for spatial visualization of patterns and processes
of interest to social science researchers.
The principal reference for the workshop will be Cartography:
Thematic Map Design, Fifth Edition, 1999, Dubuque:
Wm. C. Brown, by Borden D. Dent, (ISBN: 0697384950).
Participants are not required to purchase this book.