103-0214-00L  Cartography Fundamentals

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersL. Hurni
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractBasic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics.
ObjectiveAcquire basic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. Ability to assess existing products with respect to their content-related and design quality. Ability to design proper plans and well designed legends for basic maps.
ContentDefinitions "map" and "cartography", map types, current tasks and situation of cartography, map history, spatial refernce systems, map projections, map conception and workflow planning, map design, analog and digital map production technology, prepress technology, printing technology, topographic maps, map critics.
Lecture notesWill be distributed module by module.
Literature- Kohlstock, Peter (2018): Kartographie. 4. Aufl. UTB 2568. Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh. Paderborn, Deutschland. ISBN 978-3-8385-4919-4.
- Field, Kenneth (2018): Cartography. ESRI Press. ISBN 978-1-58948-439-91-58948-439-8.
- Slocum, Terry et al. (2014): Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization. 3nd ed. Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-1-292-04067-7.
- Grünreich, Dietmar, Günter Hake und Liqiu Meng (2002): Kartographie, 8. Auflage, Verlag W. de Gruyter, Berlin.
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CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Problem-solvingassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCustomer Orientationassessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed