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Introduction to Cartography Lecture Schedule, Fall 2013

Date

Topic

All classes, labs, and exams meet in AS 003 

Readings

Aug. 27

Thematic maps and visualization

 

29

History of cartography

BBC article on Harrison Longitude Clock H4

Sept. 3

History (cont.)

5

NO CLASS

10

Lab 1: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator (due 9/19)

Using Illustrator on the Virtual Information Commons

12

Geodesy and spherical coordinates

17

Geodesy and spherical coordinates (cont.)

Map scale

 

19

Lab 2: Intro to drafting (due 10/3)

 

24

Map projection

 

26

Map projection (cont.)

 

Oct. 1

Projected coordinate systems

 

3

Lab 3: Projection in ArcMap (due 10/15)

 

8

Projected coordinate systems (cont.)

 

10

 

 

15

 

17

MIDTERM

Sample Questions

22

Lab 4: Drafting coordinate system grids (due 11/5)

Trimble GPS Tutorial

24

Surveying and position finding

 

29

KML and other mapping markup languages

 

31

Typography and lettering

Adobe Type Tutorial

Nov. 5

Lab 5: Using KML (due 11/19)

 

7

Color specification and hardware

 

12

Generalization

14

 

 

19

Lab 6: Classification  (due 12/5)

 

21

 

 

26

 

 

28

NO CLASS

 

Dec. 3

Classification

 

5

Basic spatial statistics

 

10

Isarithmic mapping and DEMs

 Automating Pen and Ink Style Landscape Illustration

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

FINAL EXAM

 

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