Graphics For Conservation – How to Illustrate Your Story

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Here’s more help for those looking to present data so that people will remember. Graphics for Conservation is a guide to assist scientists in designing beautiful graphics that present their findings more effectively. At the moment the guide is still being developed, and you can currently find a basic introduction to vector vs raster format and tutorials on how to use free and open source software, e.g. QGIS, Veusz, for making maps and plots.

The Guide is published by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and hosted on Scalar, a “free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.”

Yay Open source!

We leave you with a gorgeous hand-drawn map by Yip Yew Chong of places he has travelled to:

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Personal Travel Map by Yip Yew Chong http://yipyc.com/blog/2015/11/11/ycs-travel-map-2/

 

 

 

 

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