SRJC Course Outlines

5/10/2021 9:19:25 PMGIS 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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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 Scheduled3.0017.5 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:  33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GIS 51 OR Course Completion of APTECH 54B ( or CEST399.54)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 51 OR Course Completion of APTECH 54B ( or CEST399.54)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total

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:Fall 2021
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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
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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.

Assignments:
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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.
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%
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%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Brewer, Cynthia A., Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, 1st ed., ESRI Press, Redlands, California: 2005

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