Central Europe

POLAND: Create your own map!

The aim of the workshop was to present the possibility of creating your own maps using ESPON 2013 interactive web tools ESPON Rimap and ESPON City Bench. It took place on 20th September at University of Warsaw (IKP, room 5) at 12:00.

Participants have been briefed on the essence of the ESPON program and its projects. Particular emphasis has been put on practical use of project results such as interactive web tools. Participants have also been introduced to creation, reading and interpreting maps in an accessible and understandable manner. Most common mistakes in this area, as well as the source of possible distortions and misinterpretations have also beem discussed.

The main part of the workshop has been devoted to online tools ESPON Rimap (http://rimap.espon.eu) and ESPON City Bench (http://citybench.espon.eu), by which the participants themselves designed and performed maps presenting the diversity of socio-economic phenomena at European scale. Designing maps included the choice of scales, subjects, forms of presentation and color pallets.

Using additional functionalities of ESPON tools enabled participants to create additional versions of maps, allowing not only to present the data, but also their analysis and interpretation of more complex examples.

Materials and exercises in Polish >>

More at: http://festiwalnauki-lekcje.edu.pl/index.php/panel/meeting/view/id/24?iframe=1