GOG 414 Computer Mapping

and

GOG 590 Advanced Cartography

Instructor

James Mower

Course Outline

Meeting times

T-Th, 8:45-10:05

Your grades

Class numbers

6674 (414), 6675 (590)

Java Examples

My office

Arts & Sciences 221

 

Office hours

T-Th, 10:05-12:00

My home page

Phone

(518) 442-4779

Geography and Planning

Email

Jmower@albany.edu

University at Albany

Objectives

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).

Text

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

Materials

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.

Grading

Midterm exam

20%

Final exam

40%

Lab exercises

40%

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 Tuesday, December 17th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm