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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

Cost

$711.22

Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 61852

Fri Apr 14 - Fri Jun 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - Jun 30 Online

Instructor

Karl Kliparchuk

Course Outline

Cost

$711.22

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisite prior to registration of this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to gis@bcit.ca. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

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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Spring/Summer 2017

Books for Spring/Summer 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization (3rd Edition)
Author Terry A. Slocum, Robert B McMaster, Fritz C Kessler, Hugh H Howard
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2009
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13229-834-6
Price $179.95
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