GEOG 581 Cartographic Design
(Advanced GIS/Web-based Mapping Techniques)
Instructor: Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Office: Storm Hall 326
Effective cartographic design is the key to a successful communication between map makers and map readers. This course will focus on computer-assisted map production techniques with emphasis on GIS mapping tools (ArcGIS and ArcIMS) and web-based cartographic design issues (Animation and Visualization). Geovisualization and communication will be the two major cartographic topics focused in lecture sessions. The lab exercises will introduce ArcGIS extensions (such as Maplex, PLTS and 3D tools) for the design of large-size professional paper maps. Web-based multimedia software (Flash) will also be used for the design of web-based interactive maps. The learning goals of this course are
|To learn advanced cartographic principles and theories.|
|To establish hand-on experiences on cartographic techniques and software packages.|
|To explore the future research topics in advanced cartography.|
MacEachren, Alan M. (2004). How Maps Work: Representation,
Visualization, and Design. New York: The Guilford Press. (Paper Back
Edition) ISBN: 157230040X.
Slocum, Terry A., McMaster, Robert B., Kesssler, Fritz C, and Howard, Hugh H. (2004). Thematic Cartography and Visualization. (Second Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0130351237.
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Last update: December 09, 2004