3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing









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 are emphasized.  


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:



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.

Office Location:

201B Johnson EPS Bldg.


Surface Mail:

Agr, Geosciences, & Nat. Res.

256 Brehm Hall

The Univ of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, Tennessee 38238-0001






731.881.7442 (My office)

731.881.7260 (Dept office)