103-0153-AAL  Cartography II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersL. Hurni
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


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
LiteratureReferences and other materials will be distributed by the supervisors.
Prerequisites / Noticenone.