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GEOG 311 Cartography

Credits: 3
  • GEOG 100 or GEOG 200 recommended

This course introduces students to both historic and contemporary theories and techniques of cartography. Mental maps, the map as a physical object, and the mapping process are examined. Students apply techniques and tools to construction and use of maps in spatial analysis including gathering, manipulation, and representation of geographic data with an emphasis on thematic mapping and maps as a communication medium. The course covers introductory GIS, GPS, projections, and datum. Mapping projects may involve the surrounding community.