Making Better Maps - The Art of Conveying the Right Message

March 2-3, 2017 | 8:30 - 4:30
Taught by:
TeachMeGIS Instructor
There is a big difference between making a map and making a good map. It is not just a matter of putting map elements on a piece of paper. There are definitely some tricks to getting all the right information on the map without cluttering up the whole thing. A map is all about the story it is trying to convey. By choosing symbols and labels wisely, a map can tell a complete story. This course covers tips and tricks on making those choices, as well as teaching students about visual hierarchy – how to draw attention to certain details and away from others.

Cancellation Policy

We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements for the courses. Please contact us if there is any change in your reservation.


Withdrawal from a course after registration has been submitted takes place on occasion. Students must submit written notice no later than 10 business days prior to the first day of the scheduled session. Email is an acceptable form of written communication. The course fee will be refunded, minus a $60 processing fee.


Refunds cannot be made for withdrawals initiated within 10 days of the first day of the scheduled class. However, the registration and payment may be honored for the same class topic held at a future date within the same fiscal year (09/01 - 08/31).

Refunds will not be granted for participant no-shows.


Student substitutions are allowed with 3-days written notice prior to the start of the course.

Training Facilities

TCEQ Computer Training Lab

12100 Park Thirty Five Circle
Building A, Room 234/235
Austin, TX, 78753