Computer Mapping (GOG 414), Advanced Cartography (590)

Spring, 2008

Room:

AS 003 (basement of Arts and Sciences building)

Time:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45 to 10:05

Call Number:

8410 (414), 8409 (590)

Instructor:

James Mower

Office:

Arts and Sciences 221

Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:05 to 12:00

Phone:

518-442-4779

Email:

jmower@albany.edu

Instructor Web Page:

http://www.albany.edu/faculty/jmower

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Objective

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 Visual Basic programming language, you will experiment with computer graphics procedures that are essential to automated cartography.

Text

Halvorson, M. Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Step by Step. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press (available at the Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza).

Software

If you want to buy your own copy of Visual Studio .NET 2005, you can find it here for student pricing as well as at other locations.

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: Thursday, May 8, 3:30pm-5:30pm