Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEO 4010 Computer Cartography

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts, methods, and applications involved iN Computer Mapping Techniques using Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). Some of the topics that will be covered include spatial data structure, coordinate and projection systems, spatial data collection, spatial data quality control, sources of data errors and accessing data quality, data generalization and classification, map projection and scale, mapping changes over time, Thematic mapping, mapping point phenomena, color and pattern, symbolization, data integration, the functionality of GIS, cartographic analysis, cartographic design, and applications on urban, demographic, resource, environment, and social issues. The lectures and lab exercises will provide introductory knowledge, basic skills, and practical experience of Computer Mapping Techniques needed in research and professional work. This is a technology intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Geography Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
Credits: 3.0