GC 337 Cartographic Design 4 cr.  (3-0-2)

This course explores the art and science of representing a geographical area on a map. With GIS software, students analyze and visualize spatial data using traditional and cutting-edge techniques. Students apply principles of cartographic design to further their technical expertise in spatial science by creating web maps, thematic maps, cartographic figures for reports, and topographic maps using GIS data from various sources. Students develop portfolios of maps that are aesthetically appealing, practical, and effective.