Computer Mapping (GOG 414)


Advanced Cartography (GOG 590)


James Mower

Course Outline

Meeting times

T-Th, 8:45-10:05

Your grades

Class numbers

7029 (414), 7030 (590)

Java Examples

My office

Arts & Sciences 221


Office hours

T-Th, 10:05-12:00

My home page


(518) 442-4779

Geography and Planning


University at Albany


This course will introduce you to the hardware and software that are required to produce maps for hard copy output and computer graphic displays. Using the Java programming language, you will experiment with computer graphics procedures that are essential to automated cartography. This course is a prerequisite for my session of GOG 406 (Special Topics in GIS) and GOG 692/PLN 656 (Seminar in GIS).


Niemeyer and Knudsen, Learning Java, 3rd ed., available from Mary Jane Books in Albany.


We will be using Java and Eclipse as our programming environment. It is available in the Science Library Information Commons room. You may also download these packages for your own use Click here for instructions.

If you are not bringing your laptop to class, you will need a USB 2.0 compatible flash drive with a gigabyte of free space.


Midterm exam


Final exam


Lab exercises


All lab exercises must be completed independently. No group projects will be assigned. Lab assignments must be completed by the assigned deadline on the course schedule web page.

Final Exam

The final exam will be given on Wednesday Dec 19, 3:30pm 5:30pm.