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Join Christina Boggs-Chavira as she presents:
How KonMari Can Help You Make Accessible the New Normal for Your Maps

The Northern California Chapter of URISA  invites you to join this free one-hour webinar on April 24 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Remember Marie Kondo (a.k.a. KonMari) who taught us on Netflix how to de-clutter our homes in order to spark joy in our lives? Christina applies this approach to cartography, sharing the best practices she uses to ensure that the static maps she creates and shares digitally can be interpreted by anyone, including folks who happen to be visually-impaired.

Topics Covered in this Presentation:

• What’s the point?

• Basics of a map

• Basics of an accessible map

• Alternative text

• Clear written description

• Colors

• Fonts/Sizes

• Map Objective/Needs

• Workflow

The webinar will be presented via Zoom. Pre-registration is required; if you are interested please visit this Eventbrite page to register no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 23.
We will send those who register the Zoom connection information a few hours before the webinar begins. 

Christina Boggs-Chavira is an Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources. Christina was conference chair for CalGIS in 2015. In 2013 Christina was voted URISA International’s Chapter Advisory Board Chair-Elect, she served as URISA International’s Chapter Advisory Board Chair for the 2014/2015 fiscal year including serving as a non-voting member of the URISA International Board. Christina is also an advisory board member for Geohipster and she runs the twitter account for @womeningis.

During this time of physical distancing, we don't have to be socially disconnected. If you happen to be seeking a volunteer project, check out URISA's GISCorps . GISCorps coordinates short-term, volunteer-based GIS services to communities in need worldwide. Browse their New and Ongoing Projects, some of which are COVID-19 related.  Volunteers who take the GIS Service Pledge can receive free access to Esri software and licensing for this work. This work counts towards your qualification for the GISP certification.

Other GIS volunteer opportunities are available through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. They recently launched a #map2020 effort to improve navigation mapping in undermapped  regions around the globe. Learn more at
What's URISA?

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a nonprofit association that provides education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources for GIS professionals throughout their careers. 

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