Advanced Cartography: Mapping

Cartography short courses

Short courses are offered as an addition to conference registration:

  • Full-Day With full registration: $150
  • Full-Day without full registration: $250
  • ½-Day with full registration: $75
  • ½-Day without full registration: $125

Labs are hands-on instructional courses with exercises and examples you will use in class. You can bring your own laptop to the course if you desire. Your laptop must be loaded with the latest version and service pack of the software you will be using. The instructor will contact you with what to install on your computer.

Classes are instruction only environments.

Sunday, April 27 (Full Day) 8:00am - 5:00pm

101. Introductory Geoprocessing with Python/Introduction to Python for ArcGIS (Lab) - Brett Lord-Castillo, St. Louis County, MO & Dan Haag, Esri
Introductory Geoprocessing with Python: This course will get you up and running with python in four sections. We still start with installation, including installation with ArcGIS, integrated development environments (IDEs) and where to find more help. Next, we will cover basic syntax, import statements, writing functions, and adding additional libraries and site packages to your installation. For the third section of the class, we will dive into python programming basics: variables, scopes, datatypes, flow control, debugging, and error handling. The class will wrap up by covering common data structures and an introduction to libraries with the widely used os and datetime modules. You should have a very basic understanding of script writing, as we will be up and running with our own scripts by the end of the class. Knowledge of basic flow control (if-then-else, for loops, while loops) is recommended.

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Piri Reis map

by Toolooselatreak

The Piri Reis map dated 1513 and it is the first surviving map that shows the Americas. The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.
The Piri Reis map was made by a Turkish Admiral Piri Ibn Haji Mehmed. Reis means admiral. His passion was cartography

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