History, present and future of cartography. Introductory geodesy: shape of the earth, graticule and grids, datum definition, elementary map projection theory, spherical calculations. Representation of geographical data on maps: Cartographic design, cartographic abstraction, levels of measurement and visual variables. Semiotics for cartography: signs, sign systems, map semantics and syntactics, explicit and implicit meaning of maps (map pragmatics).
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation
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