Sorting through the amount of GIS data that you download can be tedious. Using query filters can reduce the amount of data displayed in the table to just what you need for the task at hand. Furthermore, applying thematic rules groups like attributes together and displays them as such. In this roundtable session, we discuss a golden rule of cartography: It is not what you put on a map that makes it useful, it is what you leave off. After this class, you will be able to greatly reduce the number of entities in a shapefile to just those that apply to your project. Come and learn how to create a map that tells the story that you want to tell.
- Use query filters to reduce the amount of GIS data
- Apply thematic rules to group and display like attributes together
- Create maps that tell your story without overwhelming the reader with too much information
Scott Mizsak has been working as a Civil Application Engineer for Applied Technology Group, an Autodesk Platinum Partner in the Midwest since 2018. He has experience working with Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction firms, providing them with training and support. He specializes in AutoCAD Map 3D, Infraworks and Civil 3D and is currently a certified WisDot Civil 3D Trainer. With the practical experience as a survey crew chief, he has valuable ability to apply the tools of the software to the real life issues that companies will face on a daily basis. Scott, a past speaker of Autodesk University, MNDot Survey Workshops, ACEC-WI, Midwest University, IDDEA, MNGIS Consortium, Minnesota Civil 3D User Group and CAD America, has worked with Autodesk products since AutoCAD Release 13. Scott has a Geography GIS degree from the University of Minnesota and was NSPS Level III construction certified when he work as a Survey Crew Chief.