2020 VIRTUAL IMW
Introducing the very first Virtual Indigenous Mapping Workshop. For the first time ever, IMW participants can develop their skills, with cutting edge geospatial technologies, from anywhere around the globe. Learn to redefine Indigenous landscapes from Indigenous mapping experts. Develop hands-on skills from leading industry professionals including Esri, Google, NASA, Mapbox and more. Join the Indigenous Maps Network and have unprecedented access to all IMW course materials and exclusive new content posted throughout the year.
Over 100 techning sessions from Google, Esri Canada, QGIS, Mapbox, and other technology partners
Over 500 participants from Indigenous Nations and organizations, universities, government, and private sector
Mapping is about identity and maps are a really powerful tool for being able to convey your place on the earth. The power of the cartographer is to decide what goes on to the map and what gets excluded from the map. For far too long Indigenous Peoples have been excluded from the map. The whole idea of the Indigenous Mapping Workshop is really about demarcating the map and being able to reclaim space while designing maps that are more culturally relevant and have Indigenous identity.
The #2020IMW is possible because of our generous partners.
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