Education Courses

Geography 572: Graphic Design in Cartography

This course provides an in-depth examination of advanced topics in cartographic representation, or the graphics, sounds, haptics, etc., constituting a map that are employed to encode geographic information. It is a direct extension of 370, but with a focus on cartographic design for the web rather than print, and draws upon research and practice on graphic design, web design, and art. Specifically, it integrates theory on both mapmaking and map use (compared to 170 or 370, which focus upon one or the other) and emphasizes design of web-delivered static maps, rather than the design of interfaces for manipulating these maps (compared to 575). The course is divided into two components: lectures and labs.

Check out past syllabi and finals projects below!

Fall 2012

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Richard Donohue

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THe New Norml?

Brian Davidson

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Chesapeake Bay: Mitigating Ecological Crisis

Brendan Durkin

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Laconic History of the World

Martin Elmer

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The Earmuff District

Justin Hollister

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Wisconsin Recreational Attendance

Dan Hudec

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Poetic Traditions of the Arabs

Morgan Jarocki

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UW Campus

Vanessa Knoppke-wetzel

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The United States: Whoopsie-Baby Capital of the World

Molly Lloyd

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Economic Inequality and Society

Caitlin Mclester

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Palestine 194

Masrudy Omri

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The Dangerous Allure of the Lawn

Kate Prengaman

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GE/GM VS. Organic Crops

Chloe Quinn

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The river once flowed to the sea...

Caroline Rose

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Passenger Rail in the United States: A Romantic Past...

Carl Sack