Environmental Studies 321: GIS II: Computer Cartography
The purpose of this course was to introduce students to computerized cartography and graphic design techniques & skills. Maps are powerful communication tools for describing geographic distributions and geographic relationships and this class covered various cartographic methods, as well as some of the limitations of graphic communication, for illustrating reports, papers, and theses. Topics covered include symbology, text (map annotation), layout and the use of color for cartography.
Lab 1 – Basics
Lab 2 – Symbols
Similar to the second map, the focus here was to use annotation feature classes for labeling as well as being able to use color to differentiate map elements.
Lab 3 – Text
Lab 4 – Color
Lab 5 – Final