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Practical Cartography Day - Late Morning Sessions | Journée Cartographie pratique – Séances de fin de matinée

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Make great symbols in ArcGIS Pro | Créer ses propres symboles dans ArcGIS Pro - 15 minutes
Edie Punt, Craig Williams ESRI
Learn how to make and manage your own symbols in ArcGIS Pro. You'll see how to find and modify existing symbols, including representation rules. We'll cover simple steps to create custom symbols from existing artwork ”no artistic skill required." You'll get tips for working with color, color schemes, and transparency. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage styles to organize symbols and streamline your map authoring workflows.

A Tale of Two Maps: Basemap Design at USGS | Le conte de deux cartes : la conception des fonds de carte à l’USGS - 15 minutes
Elaine Guidero, US Geological Survey; Adam Yarnell, Kristin Fishburn, and Rob Dollison, US Geological Survey
The need to update data for The National Map cached basemaps provided an opportunity to refresh the somewhat dated and problematic designs. Within the constraints of color palette and data availability, I created new basemaps to replace the old ones. One version was designed to function as both a reference map and a true basemap, while maintaining the traditional look of US topographic maps. The other version revamped the imagery basemap, which combines satellite and aerial imagery with select features and labels. Each map was designed from web caching scales 1 (1:591M) through 16 (1:9K). Design challenges encountered during the process, and my resolutions, will be discussed.

Flow Mapping with JavaScript | La cartographie des flux avec JavaScript - 15 minutes
Sarah Bell, Esri; Jacob Wasilkowski, Esri
Flow mapping is a cartographic necessity, yet still lacks empirical design rules (Jenny, et al. 2016). Common solutions for dynamic flow mapping currently include using straight lines and geodesic lines to show the flow of phenomenon over space, both of which have immediate visual limitations. By using Bézier curves, we have created a flow mapping method that overcomes these visual limitations and provides visual cues on flow direction, while also improving the flow map's aesthetics. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how to utilize the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to map data onto the HTML canvas with a new layer we created called the Canvas Flowmap Layer. We will show how cartographers can use this layer to interactively visualize their own datasets.

Charting the Heavens with ArcGIS Pro | Cartographier les cieux avec ArcGIS Pro - 15 minutes
Heather Smith, Esri
Learn how to create a printed star chart! With a focus on symbology, labelling, and custom layouts, this presentation will show you a wealth of tips and tricks in ArcGIS Pro for creating your own star chart. You’ll learn about symbology, labeling, annotation, transparency, grids, and circular layouts.

Designing for Mobility | La conception cartographique au service de la mobilité - 15 minutes
Kate Chanba
The future of transportation offers a myriad of travel options for cities of all sizes. Maps and journey planners are vital to facilitating new services and describing unique trip benefits. Given this, we will discuss how the cartographic design of the following can influence travel behavior: descriptive iconography, destination-driven networks, and legible infrastructure details in transportation maps. These design considerations improve the users' experience, taking them from where they are to where they want to go, while also giving quick results.

We will look at recently developed multi-modal maps I created for the City of Key West and routing tools I've worked on with Conveyal for TriMet Transportation and Arlington County Commuter Services.

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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel

GreenInfo Network
Vanessa is a detail-oriented cartographer, designer, analyst, educator, and community-builder that loves thinking about how to create and design products and utilize spatial data to tell visual stories in the best way possible. She also cares a lot about cultivating, building, and... Read More →

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Sarah Bell

Cartographer. Data Visualization. Lead Product Engineer, Esri
Cartography, data visualization, typefaces, rock climbing.
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Kate Chanba

Designer and Cartographer, Conveyal
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Elaine Guidero

Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey
I am a National Map Liaison with the National Geospatial Program in USGS; I work with some states and tribes to connect them to USGS resources. I also nurture a deep and abiding love for 1970s graphic design.
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Edie Punt

Cartographer & Writer, esr
I am a cartographer and writer at Esri currently working on ArcGIS Pro.
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Heather Smith

Product Engineer with Learn ArcGIS, Esri
I am an artist and a cartographer who mixes both practices to express and understand landscapes. I live in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and work for Esri, where I write and edit lessons for Learn ArcGIS site.https://learn.arcgis.com/en/http://www.heathergabrielsmith.ca/
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Jacob Wasilkowski

Geospatial Developer, Esri Inc
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Craig Williams

Product Engineer, Esri
Product engineering team lead for mapping on ArcGIS Desktop and Server products. My focus areas include: text placement, visualization, map symbolization and 3D cartography, UX/UI

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Ballroom East