- Identify and explain every element of a map, and make judgments about their appearance and position in the map layout. This will be assessed via the portfolio, exams and class participation.
- Identify all map types, and the information and steps required to produce them. This will be assessed via the portfolio, assignments, exams and class participation.
- Assess a map's communication of information. This will be assessed via the portfolio, assignments, exams, the major project and class participation.
- Expand your ability to use cartographic features of ArcGIS software. This will be assessed via assignments, the major project and class participation.
- Produce publishable quality maps. This will be assessed via assignments and the major project.
- Build a portfolio of quality maps produced by you. This will be assessed via assignments and the major project.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles, technologies and procedures used by cartographers in the designing and production of maps. Through a combination of studying published maps and using the mapping capabilities of GIS software to create your own maps, you will demonstrate your ability to:
- Introduce Cartography and Technologies
- Review ArcGIS Software
- Review Map Basics
- Map Compilation
- Map Design / Layout
- Use of Color
- Lettering and Symbolization
- Map Projections
- Thematic Maps
- Statistical Data and Data Classification
- Choropleth and other "Classified"
- Dot Maps and Isoline Maps
- "Unclassified" Thematic Maps
- Other Cartographic Tools in ArcGIS
- Map Reproduction
- Presentations; Course Conclusions