Geography 353 Cartography and Visualization
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Last Update: 10/1/14
The online schedule is the real schedule in Geography 353. Please watch for updates to the course schedule (which I will also announce in class if I can remember).
Lecture outlines, which can be accessed by delicately clicking on the lecture name in the schedule below, will be revised prior to lecture. Each lecture outline has the date of last revision at the top of the outline. Unless a Fall 2014 date is noted, the outline is from the previous semester and is not updated. I will do my best to finalize all revisions and updates to the lecture outlines a week before lecture.
Readings for each week should be promptly completed by the first meeting of that week. KW refers to the Krygier/Wood Making Maps 2nd ed. text.
Week 1 Readings: KW Introduction (pp. i-xviii) & ch 1 (How to Make a Map)
Mon. August 25: How to Make a Map
Wed. August 27: What is a Map?
Mon. September 1: No class meeting: It's Labor's Day!
Wed. September 3: No class meeting.
Week 3 Readings: KW ch. 2 (What's Your Map For?) & ch. 3 (Mappable Data) & ch. 4 (Map Making Tools)
Mon. September 8: What's Your Map For? & Mappable Data & Explanation of Lab 1: Mappable Data
Mon. September 15: Additional explanation of Lab 2
Wed. September 19: In class work on and help with Lab 2
Mon. September 22: Explanation of Lab 3: Data Processing 1
Mon. September 29: Explanation of Lab 5: Data Processing 2
Week 7 Readings: KW ch. 5 (Geographic Framework)
Mon. October 6: Geographic Framework and Explanation of Lab 6: Mid-Project Evaluation
Mon. October 13: Work on and help with Lab 6
Wed. October 15: No class meeting: Fall Break
Week 9 Readings: KW ch. 6 (The Big Picture of Map Design) & ch. 7 (The Inner Workings of Map Design)
Mon. October 20: Map Design: Big Picture & Inner Workings
Week 10 Readings: KW ch. 8 (Map Generalization and Classification)
Mon. October 27: Map Generalization and Classification & Work on Lab 7
Week 11 Readings: KW ch. 9 (Map Symbolization), ch. 11 (Color on Maps)
Mon. November 3: Map Symbolization and work on and help with Lab 7
Wed. November 5: Color on Maps and work on and help with Lab 7
Week 12 Readings: KW ch. 10 (Words on Maps)
Mon. November 10: Assign and Explanation of Lab 8: Layouts & File Export
Mon. November 17: Assign and Explanation of Lab 9: Cartographic Animation & Lab 10: Final Project Evaluation
Mon. November 24: No class meeting: Thanksgiving Break
Wed. November 26: No class meeting: Thanksgiving Break
Mon. December 8: Help with Finishing Projects
Wed. December 10: Student Presentations of completed Lab Projects
Week 17: Final Exams
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