|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||Sophomore Class of Department of Land Economics(Measurement & Information Section)|
|Instructor||STEPHAN VAN GASSELT|
The course takes place in the GIS lab (610) and will take 3 hours per week in class.
This course and all handout/upload material are provided in English, therefore a basic command of the English language will be required. Also, a basic understanding of spatial data and a feeling for spatial information and relationships are of advantage. For the technical aspects of this course, a basic knowledge about trigonometry and trigonometric identities, coordinate systems and transformations as well as partial differentiation (for error propagation) will be beneficial but not needed.
For a topical schedule see course attachment.
The teaching assistant for Cartography will be announced in due time.
This course has a midterm and final exam. Homework assignments and bonus exercises will help to consolidate the obtained knowledge.
The midterm examination will be a portfolio of questions and/or a project covering the theoretical foundations of cartography.
The final exam will be a mapping project. In order to complete the final project suceesfully, students will set up a mapping project, produce a digital map and describe their mapping concept and realization.
|Textbook & Reference|
All relevant material will be distributed during class. A good, though slightly out-dated introductory text is provided by
- Robinson, AH et al. (1995): Elements of Cartography.- 6th ed., 688 pp., Wiley. ISBN 978-0471555797.
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