Students will understand and implement principles of good design in cartography along with understanding the human vision and how it influences perception and cognition. The course will also cover the scope of contemporary thematic cartography and web mapping. Students will gain hands-on experience in designing and improving web-based maps.
In this course, students will:
- Learn the fundamentals of cartography and map design
- Become familiar with using open source tools to improve the visual quality of web-based and other maps
- Create maps through independent design and exploration
This is a multimodal course, and meets with the following sections: University, UWW, and Mt. Ida.
The University sections will be held at the Amherst campus remote synchronously, at Mt. Ida face-to-face. The UWW section will be fully asynchronous with options for synchronous interactions for interested students. Please contact your Advisor for more info.
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.