A 6-week MOOC finishing in March 2021. The course covered everything in cartography from theming, animating, 3D visualisations, temporal maps, and more.

  • Symbolising a map
  • Creating Layouts for Print
  • Projections – what to use when
  • Classifying data
  • Generalising data – not as dull as it sounds but so often omitted
  • Vector Tiles vs Raster Tiles
  • Thematic mapping
  • Labels and Composition
  • Label Classes and Advanced Label Settings
  • Labels as Symbols – use a value plus colour and transparency to create a thematic map with text
  • Mapping terrain in 3D
  • Small Multiples – snapshots of a map laid out in a grid
  • Fly-through animations
  • 2D Animation through time
  • Stop-Motion Animations

A fun video as part of the course: