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Montgomery College    
  Feb 19, 2018
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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GEOG 240 - Introduction to Cartography

(R only) CE

General introduction to cartography’s history, theory, and use of maps. Study of various types of maps, charts, and plans, mapscales, coordinates, and projections. Techniques, methods, problems of design, compilation, and construction of maps and graphics. Map symbolization and representation of topographic, hydrographic, geographic, and other phenomena. Fundamental concepts as applicable to mapping, surveying, and aerial photography. Techniques and methods of presenting data in graphic forms. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Formerly GE 151.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain cartographic history.
  • Interpret maps, atlases, and aerial photography effectively.
  • Identify various map types and projections and determine when it is best to use a specific kind of map.
  • Use cartographic terminology.
  • Identify the fundamentals of cartography, e.g. layout and design, color, symbology, scale, and text.
  • Apply cartographic and geographic skills to various mapping projects.
  • Research, organize, and present in cartographic format about a specific geographic theme.
  • Analyze geographic data including demographics.
  • Describe the roles of varying cartographic agencies and resources.

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