GGR382 Digital Mapping and Principles of Cartography

GGR272 Course Desciption

Course Description

This course will cover foundational concepts in mapmaking (cartography) using geographical information systems (GIS). The course will also explore map rendering in the digital and mobile worlds where the power of geography and cartography are leveraged through development of location based services used increasingly in everyday life. Topics covered will include but are not limited to: coordinate systems and map projections, measurement and classification, making maps using GIS, critical appraisal of mapped information. The course will combine lectures with practical sessions where foundational concepts will be applied using GIS and related technologies and software.

Credits: Social Science, Science

Lecture hours: 12

Practicum hours: 24

Exclusion: GGR272H5

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits including GGR278H5

Recommended Preparation: GGR276H5, STA256H5

This course was a great introduction to GIS. Although I have never worked in GIS before, the instructions were excellent and the professor really took the time to go over the material.

Core Skills Developed

  • map making
  • graphic design
  • cartography