|Module code||GMC 110|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
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). Critique maps of indicators to measure United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa.
|Service modules||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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