#maptimeDavis Studio: Art Software for Cartography & Other Visual Research Communication

May 11, 2021, 10 a.m. - May 11, 2021, noon

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DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

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DataLab datalab-training@ucdavis.edu

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Zoom links will be sent to the learner's email address as listed on their registration.


In this #maptimeDavis Studio session, Michele Tobias will demonstrate her workflow with Inkscape (an open source vector illustration software) for finishing cartographic works or graphical output from programs like R. Participants should be prepared to ask questions and are encouraged to bring their own work to share with the group. This is a group discussion, not a formal workshop.


There are no prerequisites for this session.


Participants are encouraged to download and install Inkscape (free, open source, available from inkscape.org) or Illustrator.


Michele Tobias

Instructor Bio

Michele Tobias is a biogeomorphologist with a background in geospatial methods for ecology. At DataLab, she helps researchers understand and design geospatial methods and workflows, from data collection to spatial analysis to data visualization and cartography. Michele earned her PhD from UC Davis in Geography where she studied California’s sandy beach ecosystem with a mix of traditional phytosociological methods and innovative remote sensing tools. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography (focused on biogeography) and German (focusing on linguistics) from UCLA and a master’s degree in Ecology (resource ecology & management) from University of Michigan. She worked at the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment as a postdoctoral scholar. Michele’s research interests include applying spatial analysis methods to new avenues of research.

Registration closes on: May 12, 2021