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Introduction to Cartography Lecture Schedule, Fall 2013

Date

Topic

All labs meet in AS 003 

Readings (in Slocum)

Aug. 27

Thematic maps and visualization

Ch. 1

29

History of cartography

Ch. 2, BBC article on Harrison Longitude Clock H4

Sept. 3

History (cont.)

5

Lab 1: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (due 9/20)

10

Geodesy and spherical coordinates

Ch. 7, 8

12

Geodesy and spherical coordinates (cont.)

17

NO CLASS

 

19

Lab 2: Intro to drafting (due TBA)

Ch. 8

24

Map projection

 

26

 

Oct. 1

Lab 2.5: Projection in ArcMap (due 10/9)

 

3

Lab 3: Drafting coordinate system grids (TBA)

 

8

Projected coordinate systems

 

10

 

 

15

 

 

17

MIDTERM

Sample Questions

22

Surveying and position finding

Trimble GPS Tutorial

24

KML
Lab 3: Using KML (due 11/6)

 

29

Typography and lettering

Ch. 11, Adobe Type Tutorial

31

Color specification and hardware

Ch. 10

Nov. 5

Generalization

Ch. 6

7

 

 

12

Classification

Ch. 4

14

Lab 5: Classification  (due 11/29)

 

19

Basic spatial statistics

 

21

NO CLASS

 

26

Graphic design

Ch. 3

28

Isarithmic mapping and DEMs

 Automating Pen and Ink Style Landscape Illustration

Dec. 3

Perspective mapping

 

5

Remotely-sensed data processing

 

10

Graphic arts and computer production techniques

Ch. 12

Thursday, December 12th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

FINAL EXAM, 10:30-12:30

 

 Background image is from A.K. Lobeck (1939), Geomorphology, McGraw-Hill Book Co.