GEG 131 - Cartography
This course introduces fundamental cartographic concepts. Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to employ design principles to create effective visual representations of geographic data (e.g. maps) in different formats (e.g. hardcopy, digital, web). Specific topics include map element design, typography, label design, selecting appropriate color schemes, and symbology. Basic computer skills will be required to be successful in this course.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)
MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Categorize maps according to type (physical, political, thematic).
2. Identify the essential components of a map.
3. Select an appropriate geographic referencing system (i.e. datum, projection, coordinate system) for a given purpose.
4. Determine the appropriate thematic map for a given purpose.
5. Produce maps that effectively communicate quantitative and qualitative geographic data.
6. Design professional quality maps that use cartographic principles.
7. Critique maps for appropriate use of cartographic design principles.
Course Offered Spring