SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:39:03 PMGIS 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GIS 53Title:  CARTOGRAPHY IN GIS  
Full Title:  Cartography in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Last Reviewed:2/22/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course provides training in the knowledge of hard copy and web-based 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GIS 40


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in GIS 51

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides training in the knowledge of hard copy and web-based 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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 40
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in GIS 51
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Produce, interpret and critique hard copy and web-based maps.
2.  Create Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps following standard cartographic principles which can be utilized within a professional portfolio.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Create a hard copy or web-baseed 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.

Topics and Scope
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I. 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
II. Type Basics
    A. The elements of type
    B. Fonts within Windows OS
    C. Font families
    D. Type effects, including callouts, shadows and halos
III. Type in map design
    A. Text types in a map
    B. Label placement
IV. Color basics
    A. Color perception
    B. Color systems
    C. Mix colors
V. Color usage within maps
    A. Color conventions in mapping
    B. Color schemes
    C. Color constraints
VI. Symbolization on the map
    A. Apply existing symbols to the map
    B. Create custom point, line, polygon/area and other symbols on the map
VII. Map elements
    A. What are map elements
    B. Apply map elements to overall design
    C. Create custom elements
VIII. Cartographic representation
    A. Define hard-copy and web-based cartographic representations
    B. The benefits of using representations
    C. Create hard copy and web-based cartographic representations

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading: Selected chapters plus instructor-prepared materials weekly
2. Lab assignments: (8-12)
3. Create hard copy and web-based GIS maps: (8-12)
4. Midterms: 2
5. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
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%
Lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Create hard copy and web-based GIS maps
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%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Brewer, Cynthia A., Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, 1nd ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California, 2015
Borden Dent, Jeff Torguson, Thomas Hodler, Cartography: Thematic Map Design, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill 2008 (classic)
Pinde Fu, Jiulin Sun, Web GIS: Principles and Applications, 1st Edition, ESRI Press, 2010
Instructor-prepared materials

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