Jun 17, 2024  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 370 - Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization

In our increasingly visual culture, displaying, analyzing and interpreting data visually is becoming more important than ever. Governments, non-profits, marketing agencies, corporations and activists are striving to communicate with the public using data visualization. Geovisualization adds a spatial component to data visualization, tying locations to stories. Geovisualization is both a process for displaying data and an interdisciplinary field of study that develops new methods and tools for data visualization. Cartography plays an important role in geovisualization, lending design principles and techniques to this new and emerging field of study. This course is a combination of discussions on current topics and hands-on lab exercises and projects based on geovisualization methods and advanced cartographic techniques. Discussion and lab topics may include cartography, typography, geovisualization, spatio-temporal mapping, interactive mapping, interface design and usability, web mapping, 3D and animated mapping, critical cartography and location-based services. Esri’s ArcGIS suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and online open source software are used to complete lab assignments. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 225  and permission of instructor. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)