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GEOG 241 A   Cartography Back to Results  


InstructorBurnett, Adam W.
MeetsMWF 820-910, HO 203
RestrictionsInstr sign req during Drop/Add
NotesMeets first half of term
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsENS3/Environmental Geography

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As an academic discipline, geography focuses on the nature and causes of spatial variation. This focus is wide ranging and includes human and geophysical processes. Although the scope of geography is broad and the interest and expertise among geographers varied, one commonality is the use of maps and/or graphics for spatial analysis and visual communication. This 0.5-credit course provides students with a fundamental understanding of cartography, including mapping theory, technique, and application. This objective is accomplished through a blend of lecture and exercises that introduce students to the theory and philosophy of cartography, map and graphic design, and appropriate forms of visual communication. The course begins with an introduction to cartography, including its history, and proceeds through examinations of statistical graphing, map projections, map design, symbology, and thematic mapping.