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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

Making maps prettier: a styling course

A styling workshop to make your maps look even more attractive.

Duration: 4 hours

This is an internal UG workshop.

Course fee


UG students: € 20
UG staff: € 55
PhD students: € 20

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: Geodienst (050 - 36 39211)

For groups of 6 or more people it is also possible to arrange a course on a date of your choosing at your faculty/department. For more information please contact us at
Course fee includes course documentation.

Making maps beautiful: a styling course

Do you want to make your maps look prettier? With modern technologies it has become easier than ever to create maps, but not everyone of us is a cartographer or a graphic designer. However, the way your data is displayed significantly influences the way your audience looks at your map.

  • What colours to use?
  • How to visual effects to your map?
  • Should you use fancy things like 3D in your map?
  • What are the alternatives to a standard choropleth map?

Considerations like these can help transform your map into a professional looking map. This course teaches you to consider various ways of visualizing your data and provides you with some tricks to make your maps more attractive.

In this course QGIS will be used to make the visualizations.


Basic knowledge of QGIS (e.g. people who have completed our course: Making maps with QGIS.

Last modified:05 March 2020 12.58 p.m.