Maps and languages

Posted on February 9, 2016 by



On Monday 15th January from 12-2pm, George Walkden will be teaching an artsmethods@manchester session on Languages and maps. From the blurb:

This session will explore how language information and geographical information can be integrated into clear and visually appealing graphical representations. Though the session will be focused on linguistic data, the mapping techniques introduced will also be applicable to any field in which it is useful to represent information on a map. As well as opportunities for discussion of what constitutes good and bad maps, the session will provide a hands-on introduction to computational tools for mapping (GIS), assuming no prior knowledge.

You can sign up here (login needed). Participants are requested to bring their own laptops, and if possible to have preinstalled the software QGIS.

Featured image: words for bread in the northwest, from the Our Dialects project.

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