103-0214-00L  Cartography Fundamentals

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


103-0214-00 GKartografie GZ4 hrs
Tue13:45-17:30HIL E 7 »
L. Hurni

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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.
Prerequisites / NoticeFurther information at Link
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementassessed
Social CompetenciesCustomer Orientationassessed
Sensitivity to Diversityassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Geomatic Engineering and Planning 2010; Version 27.02.2018 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Geospatial Engineering 2018; Version 06.10.2021 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersL. Hurni
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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