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|Discipline and Nbr:
CARTOGRAPHY IN GIS||
Cartography in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
This course provides training in the knowledge of cartographic principles and the skills to implement these principles when creating a map within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It assists students in preparation for a career within the field of GIS. It is designed for those students who wish to produce maps which clearly communicate the results of GIS data and analysis.
Course Completion of GIS 51 OR Course Completion of APTECH 54B ( or CEST399.54)
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course provides training in the knowledge of cartographic principles and the skills to implement these principles when creating a map within a Geographic Information System (GIS). It assists students in preparation for a career within the field of GIS. It is designed for those students who wish to produce maps which clearly communicate the results of GIS data and analysis.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 51 OR Course Completion of APTECH 54B ( or CEST399.54)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 2009||Inactive:||Fall 2021
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Create a map with clear purpose and objectives.
2. Design a map using effective fonts.
3. Use proper label placement of text to improve the interpretation of a map.
4. Implement proper color mixing using tools provided within a GIS.
5. Use color to create a more easily understood map.
6. Create custom map symbols for use within GIS.
7. Apply notation to facilitate proper interpretation of a map.
8. Create graphical representation to allow data to be displayed multiple ways.
9. Evaluate and critique maps created by others.
10. Repeating students will gain enhanced skills and proficiencies through learning and applying methodologies and tools from updated and upgraded versions of the software.
Topics and Scope
1. Map design
a. Introduction to map design
b. Map design for intended audience and viewing media
c. Evaluate and critique maps designed by others
d. Create a layout
e. Export maps, including raster and vector exports to web
2. Type Basics
a. The elements of type
b. Fonts within Windows OS
c. Font families
d. Type effects, including callouts, shadows and halos
3. Type in map design
a. Text types in a map
b. Label placement
4. Color basics
a. Color perception
b. Color systems
c. Mix colors
5. Color usage within maps
a. Color conventions in mapping
b. Color schemes
c. Color constraints
6. Symbolization on the map
a. Apply existing symbols to the map
b. Create custom point, line, polygon/area and other symbols on the map
7. Map elements
a. What are map elements
b. Apply map elements to overall design
c. Create custom elements
8. Cartographic representation
a. Define cartographic representations
b. The benefits of using representations
c. Create cartographic representations
9. With repeat: Updated versions of software - methodologies and tools.
1. Read approximately one chapter of the textbook per week
2. Bi-weekly lab assignments using GIS technology
3. Create GIS map
4. Midterms: 2
5. Final exam
6. Repeating students will gain enhanced skills and proficiencies through learning and applying methodologies and tools from updated and upgraded versions of the software.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 40%
|Weekly lab assignments||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
|Create GIS map||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 40%
|Multiple choice, completion, true-false, short answer||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Brewer, Cynthia A., Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, 1st ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California: 2005