Mapping Workshop: Exercises in Analog Cartography By Jake Coolidge

20 Apr. 2018

In this one-hour workshop, participants engaged in some fundamental cartographic activities with quick pencil sketches on paper. In the first part of the workshop participants sketched out designs for basic map symbols from provided prompts. For the second part, participants applied their new symbols as they sketched maps from real sources at different scales, experiencing first-hand the processes of abstraction, generalization, and inclusion/exclusion at the heart of mapmaking. 

Jake Coolidge also held a public talk on his experiences as a cartographer, the write up on that event can be found here.