GEOG 471 is a course in which students are given the opportunity to learn concepts
and techniques related to map interpretation, map production preparation, data management,
the use of thematic symbols, and graphic design. Thematic maps and mapping techniques
Please note that this is not a GIS-course. Students in this course will use professional-grade
graphic design software (Corel Designer X5) to design and produce original, potentially-publishable
maps. Nevertheless, many of the principles and techniques presented in GEOG 471
can be applied to conceptualize and produce effective GIS-based maps.
The following topics are usually presented:
Mapmaking and Cartography
Elements of Graphic Design
Simple Point Symbolization
Data, Statistics, and Their Presentation in Map Form
Choropleth Mapping Methods and Techniques
The Application of Color for Mapping
Proportional Point Symbols
Students are evaluated through four exams and completion of several map design problems.
Grades are also based on the production and design qualities of original map projects.
Readings and mapping projects are assigned throughout the semester.
For more information about GEOG 471, please contact me.