Cartography and Geovisualisation

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cartography and Geovisualisation

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GS201

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course builds on GS 201 and focuses on understanding the relationship between geospatial data and visual communication as a key to effective use of geographic information. Topics include geographic communication of spatial data (work flows), paper and digital environments and cartographic implications, map production technology, cartographic animation and 3D visualization. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to web-based mapping technologies and applications. The role of mobile devices and crowd sourcing will be examined in the context of social mapping.

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