Instructor: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Lectures: Tue. / Thur. 8:00am - 8:50am, Storm Hall 316
Lab Section: Tue. / Thur.
9:00am - 10:20am (TA: Dara)
Lab room: Storm Hall 324 (SAL Lab)
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 2016
By courtesy of
Dr. Barbara Buttenfield (University of Colorado) for providing the lecture/lab contents of her
Cartography Design course
and the Web materials.