Geography 353 Cartography and Visualization
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Last Update: 11/17/13
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).
Lecture outlines, which can be accessed by 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 2013 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 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 26: How to Make a Map
Wed. August 28: What is a Map?
Week 2 Readings: KW ch. 2 (What's Your Map For?)
Mon. September 2: No class meeting: It's Labor's Day!
Wed. September 4: What's Your Map For? & Mappable Data & Explanation of Lab 1: Mappable Data
Week 3 Readings: KW ch. 3 (Mappable Data) & ch. 4 (Map Making Tools)
Mon. September 9: Map Making Tools and Explanation of Lab 2: HTML & Map Mashups
Mon. September 16: In class work on and help with Lab 2
Wed. September 18: In class work on and help with Lab 2
Mon. September 23: Explanation of Lab 3: Data Processing 1
Mon. September 30: Explanation of Lab 4: Introduction to ArcGIS
Week 7 Readings: KW ch. 5 (Geographic Framework)
Mon. October 7: Geographic Framework and work on and help with Lab 5
Mon. October 14: Work on and help with Lab 6
Wed. October 16: 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 21: Map Design: Big Picture & Inner Workings
Wed. October 23: Explanation of Lab 7: Data Classification and Mapping
Week 10 Readings: KW ch. 8 (Map Generalization and Classification)
Mon. October 28: Map Generalization and Classification & Work on Lab 7
Week 11 Readings: KW ch. 9 (Map Symbolization), ch. 11 (Color on Maps)
Mon. November 4: Map Symbolization and work on and help with Lab 7
Wed. November 6: Color on Maps and work on and help with Lab 7
Week 12 Readings: KW ch. 10 (Words on Maps)
Mon. November 11: Assign and Explanation of Lab 8: Layouts & File Export
Mon. November 18: Assign and Explanation of Lab 9: Cartographic Animation & Lab 10: Final Project Evaluation
Mon. November 25: No class meeting: Thanksgiving Break
Wed. November 27: No class meeting: Thanksgiving Break
Mon. December 9: Help with Finishing Projects
Wed. December 11: Student Presentations of completed Lab Projects
Week 17: Final Exams
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