Instructor: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Lectures: Tue. / Thur. 8:00am - 8:50am, GMCS- 306
Lab Section: Tue. / Thur.
9:00am - 10:20am (TA: Dara)
Lab room: GA (Geography Annex) - 122 (SAL)
Cartography is a
synthesis of science, techniques, and art. This course introduces students to
cartographic design and principles. The lectures will emphasize the construction
of maps with modern methods by using computers and GIS software. The map
construction includes scale, projections, generalization, symbols,
classification, color scheme, and visualization. The lab exercises will provide
hands-on experiences and equip students with the fundamental skills for advanced
GIS courses and computer mapping. Besides the basic training in cartographic
techniques, the major goals of this class are to:
- Understand the principles of cartographic design and map construction.
- Generate maps with appropriate cartographic skills.
- Encourage students to explore on advanced cartographic issues, such as
visualization, on-line mapping, and cognitive science.
Geospatial Technology at SDSU
This Website is updated for Fall 2013
By courtesy of
Dr. Barbara Buttenfield (University of Colorado) for providing the lecture/lab contents of her
Cartography Design course
and the Web materials.