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GIST 8117 - Cartography and GeoVisualization

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The course starts by examining the field of Cartography and the relationship between Cartographer, Map and End User. Map composition, balance, typography, thematic mapping, and colour are reviewed. Students learn how to communicate well through cartographic principles. Further topics are undertaken for Enhanced Data Analysis and maps visualizations using web applications. The students are exposed to producing maps with an advanced visualization point of view.

Prerequisite(s)

GIST 7108

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the problems that can exist in map communication.
  • Know when / how to symbolize Points, Lines and Polygons.
  • Properly employ colour and pattern in maps.
  • Properly use annotation (typography) in maps and understand components of typography.
  • Generate an effective single map layout and how to produce a map series.
  • Know how/where to access source map data, such as TRIM.
  • Undertake Enhanced Data Analysis (How to investigate data for spatial patterns).
  • Use advanced Visualization methods with maps (e.g. 3D perspective views).
  • Map Visualizations Using Web Applications.

Related Programs

GIST 8117 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Diploma
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology

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