GEO 270 - Designing Maps

Surveys the social and cultural significance of general purpose and thematic maps as well as the science and technology of their creation. Shows many interdisciplinary uses of maps and explores their importance to scientific inquiry, commerce, and everyday life. Teaches fundamental components of map interpretation including georeferencing, map projections, scale, generalization, symbolization, uses of color, types of maps, and misuse of maps. Introduces the student to mapmaking software/geographic information systems and its applications to display and query data for any portion of the earth’s surface.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016