Cartography 110

Module code GMC 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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).

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Geography, Geoinf + Meteor
Period of presentation Semester 1

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