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Introduction to Cartographic

Geography 370 (G370) provides a general introduction to Cartography, broadly defined as the art, science, and ethics of mapmaking and map use. G370—and the UW Cartography curriculum generally—focuses upon the design of maps, drawing from research and practice on graphic design, information visualization, and semiotics, perspectives that you are unlikely to receive in other GIS courses. Specifically, G370 emphasizes mapmaking over map use (compared to G170) and print mapping over web-based or interactive mapping (compared to and G575, respectively).

Course Schedule (Fall 2012)

The lecture component of the course covers the extant cartographic theories and prior cartographic success stories that are important for thinking critically about the design of maps. Lecture material is presented as a series of cartographic guidelines—developed through both scientific inquiry and time-tested convention—and associated examples illustrating the range of potential design solutions. Lectures are discriminated by topics that traditionally fall under reference mapping (Weeks #1-5) and topics that traditionally fall under thematic mapping (Weeks #6-13), although, as you will see, this is an imperfect distinction. As an introductory course, you are tested on your knowledge of and conformance to the cartographic guidelines discussed in lecture; however, by the end of the course, you will have an understanding about when these rules should be followed directly and when you can bend (or even break) these rules to improve your map.

I loves me some maps, Taz

by Sparky_The_Jayhawk

... thanks for the post.
I've seen some of these before. Some are nice, others, meh, and some I'm going to need to research more because the sources seem a little sketchy.
I'm currently reading a book about maps called "On The Map." So far it's mostly been about early history of cartography. As far as readability, it's kind of like reading a newspaper (which makes sense as the author is a NY Times columnist), and it is informative, but a bit dry.

Pearson Custom Publishing Introduction to Maps and Cartographic Methods
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7 Game of Thrones Apps That Will Get You Through the Much-awaited Winter  — Gizmodo India
.. or Winterfell, you get a dialog box, which asks you to buy more maps. Unfortunately, you can't dismiss the dialogue box, leading to the obstruction of the cartography. ..

Flagstaff's rocky lava field became a little piece of the moon  — azcentral
If American know-how could put a man on the moon, the man should bring back rocks to study. The government agreed, and in 1963, the .. Volcanoes were chosen because of the moon's volcanic history, the test site for its impact craters.

China Cartographic Publishing House Pub. Date :2007-8-1 Introduction to Tourism(Chinese Edition)
Book (China Cartographic Publishing House Pub. Date :2007-8-1)

Missing in Alaska without a trace  — Anchorage Daily News
The official version of events, according to a still active missing person's bulletin from the Alaska State Troopers is that Griffis went into the wild "to test out a survival 'cocoon' that he had invented.

The Human Mosaic: A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography
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New England Cartographics Hiking Green Mountain National Forest: Southern Section
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  • Describes both popular and little-known destinations suitable for hikers, walkers, peak-baggers, and backpackers. Provides fascinating commentary on the Green Mountain...
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What is the importance of a bias cartography map?

All maps, Cartography maps included are generally made best when without bias. The importance of bias however, would be to reflect on the past views of how people saw the world we see today. !

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