GEOG 251 - Principles of Map Design
Studio/laboratory experience with the application and utilization of modern tools and techniques of cartography and graphics. Develops special skills associated with the broad scope of cartographic activities as practiced in public and private mapping and allied agencies. Special projects encompass mapmaking, field studies, map reproduction, photo-compilation, and other tasks as assignments under the direction of an experienced practitioner. PREREQUISITE(S): GEOG 240 and GEOG 250 , or consent of program coordinator. One hour lecture, four hours studio/laboratory each week. Formerly GE 251.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of advanced cartographic layout and design.
- Use additional cartographic applications through hands-on and computer mapping.
- Digitize information not yet in digital format.
- Distinguish among various map types
- Explain cartographic processes, concepts , and use geographic terminology.
- Utilize mapping and graphic software for specific cartographic projects.
- Utilize maps as tools.
- Locate various cartographic resources.
- Research, organize, and present a specific geographic topic.
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