Make Professional Maps with QGIS and Inkscape

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Move beyond expensive software and built in map layouts and designs by learning to design maps with QGIS and Inkscape. QGIS provides a GIS interface for manipulating and symbolizing data. Inkscape provides a full featured graphics editor for customizing layout, alignment and details. Both programs are free. By combining a powerful GIS with a graphics editor, you will be able to unleash your creativity and create stunning maps.

Additionally, this course will teach you how to make your maps stand out by adding data visualization to your map. You will learn how to use LibreOffice Calc (the free version of Excel) and R Studio to generate charts and graphs that can be added to your map layout and adjusted in Inkscape.

Overall, this course provides over 3.5 hours of step-by-step video instruction that will put you on your way to creating extraordinary cartographic designs. All of the data and products created during this course are available for download by students. View the preview lessons to get a feel for the course.

Note: this free course is not updated and no support is offered

Konrad Hafen

Konrad has a Master's Degree in Ecology and a Doctorate Degree in Water Resources and has been performing geospatial analysis and writing code (in multiple programming languages) for over a decade. He writes code to develop models and analysis workflows to predict and evaluate changes to landscapes and water resources. He has published multiple articles in prominent peer-reviewed, scientific journals. Konrad's code and workflow contribute to operational products that inform water and ecosystem management.

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