GEOG 250 - Cartography Map and AirPhoto Interpretation

The course focuses on the use of maps and airphotos for the interpretation of the physical and the human landscape. Lectures and labs cover the basics of map reading and interpretation, mapmaking, aerial photography and remote sensing.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 30; Laboratory Hours: 15)


Total Weeks: 15



GEOG 112 OR Instructor permission


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction to Cartography
- Topographic Maps
- Field Survey Methods
- Cartographic Design, Drafting and Reproduction
- Topographic Maps: Measuring and Interpretation
- Map Analysis: Features, Route Selection and Navigation
- Map Interpretation: Human and Physical Landscapes
- Airphoto Interpretation
- Remote Sensing
- Thematic Mapping
- Web mapping: slippy maps, and web Mercator
- Map Use and Reality; Map Misuse and Propaganda



Learning Outcomes:
- Apply the fundamental principles of surveying as these relate to cartography and aerial photography
- Construct and use appropriate maps, graphs and diagrams for the analysis and presentation of field and statistical data
- Select and use maps and airphotos in geographic field research
- Interpret various types of maps, specifically topographic and thematic maps

- Interpret various types of air photos and other remotely sensed imagery


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.