This workshop introduces you to core concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We will cover common spatial data types and formats, software options, and key cartographic elements. This is a great place to get an overview of the field, and is designed for both those totally new to cartography/GIS and those who want to dive a bit deeper into cartographic conventions. This will be a lecture-style workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring any maps they are currently working on, or any maps they want to discuss.