Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 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 011 , MATH 050 , READ 120 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

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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