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3601.1 - Magrit: a new thematic cartography tool

Monday, July 3
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Delaware A

The article provides an overview of the features of the Magrit web application: a free on-line thematic mapping tool, presenting a strong pedagogical dimension and making possible to mobilize all the elements necessary for the realization of a thematic map. In this tool, several simple modes of representation are proposed such as proportional maps or choropleth maps. Other, more complex modes are also available such as smoothed maps and cartograms. Each map can be finalized thanks to layout and customization features (projection, scale, orientation, toponyms, etc.) and exported in vector format. Magrit is therefore a complete, light and versatile tool particularly adapted to cartography teaching at the university.

Matthieu Viry

geomatics engineer

Matthieu Viry is a geomatics and database engineer at the Interdisciplinary Network for European Spatial Planning (CNRS - UMS RIATE). His work provides support for research. It focuses mainly on the development of free and open source tools, notably accessible on the web, to facilitate some operations for geography and cartography fields.


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Timothée Giraud

Database and geomatics engineer
Unité Mixte de Service RIATE - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Timothée Giraud is database and geomatics engineer at the Interdisciplinary Network for European Spatial Planning (UMS RIATE - CNRS). He bas been involved as database and geomatics specialist in various research program at both national and European scales. In the framework of open source software, open data and reproducible research, his recent work focus on the development of cartographic and spatial analysis packages or analysis within the R software.


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Nicolas Lambert

Unité Mixte de Service RIATE - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Nicolas Lambert is a research ingeneer in cartography (CNRS) within the Interdisciplinary Network for the European Spatial Planning (UMS RIATE) . Involved in the European research program ESPON, his works mainly deal with the graphic representation of spatial information, for which he is developing a critical and radical dimension. Also member of the network Migreurop and of the French committee for cartography, he has taken part in the production of different publications such as the Atlas of Europe in the world (2008), The Atlas of migrants in Europe (2009 and 2012) and is co-author of the "Manuel de cartographie" (2016). He teaches cartography at the university of Paris Diderot.

Bibliography (selection)

Clarisse Didelon-Loiseau, Sophie de Ruffray, Nicolas Lambert, (To be published, 2017) : « Mental Maps of World Regions: Identifying and Characterizing ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Regions

Lucie Bacon, Olivier Clochard, Thomas Honoré, Nicolas Lambert, Sarah Mekdjian et Philippe Rekacewicz (To be published, 2017) : « Cartographier les mouvements migratoires , REMI : La Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, 2017.

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Lambert N., Zanin C., (2016) : « Manuel de cartographie. Principes, méthodes, applications », cursus, Armand Colin (18 mai 2016), 224p.

Lambert N., Clochard O., ( 2015) : « Mobile and fatal: the EU Borders » in Amilhat Szary A.-L. and Giraut F. « Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders », Palgrave-Macmilllan, mai 2015.

Didelon C., De Rufferay S., Boquet M., Lambert N., (2011) : « A world of interstices: A Fuzzy Logic Approach to the Analysis of Interpretative Maps », The Cartographic Journal, vol. 48, pp. 100-107.

blog: https://neocarto.hypotheses.org/
twitter: @nico_lambert


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