Geog 375 Syllabus Spring 2004

Topic Readings Lab
INTRODUCTION
What are Maps? Robinson et al. Ch 1, 2 & 3; Vasiliev et al Artifact assesment.
Geodesy, Map Projections and Scale Robinson et al. Ch 4,5 & 6; Goodchild "Scale in a digital world" Scale calculations. Projection comparison. Projection calculations.
CARTOGRAPHIC ABSTRACTION
Selection and Generalization Robinson et al. Ch 24 Generalization problem.
Symbolization I: Conventions Robinson et al. Ch 25, 26, 27, 28 Graduated point symbols. Dot map. Choropleth maps and data classification strategies. Contour threading. Flow map. Daisymetric mapping.
Symbolization II: Terrain Representation Robinson et al. Ch 27 Raised contours. Hachures. Illuminated contours.
Symbolization III: Dynamic/Interactive Cartography Robinson et al. Ch 29 Animated map.
HUMAN FACTORS: PERCEPTION, and DESIGN
Design; graphic quality; visual hierarchy Robinson et al. Ch 18 Line weights
Text use and placement Robinson et al. Ch 22 Placement problem.
Human Factors Research in Cartography Llyod and Bunch Loading limits on symbols. Portraying uncertainty.
COMPILATION and DATA SOURCES
Map Compilation Robinson et al. Ch 9 & 23; Monmonier excerpt
Aerial photography Robinson et al. Ch 8 Compilation from AP.
Digital remote sensing Robinson et al. Ch 8 Image manipulation.