Cartography and Information Design


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Lab Exercise

Instructor:    Dr. Barbara P. Buttenfield

Lectures: Tues & Thurs 2-3:15 GUGG 205
Labs: Wed 9 - 11:50am; Thurs 9 - 11:50  KESDA Lab (Gugg 6)


Mapping supports many tasks in Geography. Maps are used to explore environmental data, perform spatial analysis, and present results. This course provides a technical introduction to mapping and information design in a GIS environment. Lectures will cover principles of scientific visualization, graphical design and mapping. In labs, students will design maps using GIS and graphics processing software (ArcGIS and PhotoShop).  By the end of this course, you will be capable to create high quality cartographic displays, to scan images, and to process geographic data for GIS mapping

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Last updated: 11 October 2016