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 2013

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Rashauna Mead

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Mt. Hood, Oregon

Kelly Abplanal

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America's Aquifers: A Source of Clean Water?

Alexis Greenstreet

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Vampires Over the Ages

Brooke Harding

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Orm the Red

B. Kutsch

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Bats in Danger

Caitlin Mckown

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The Places We've Been! Pop and me

Chelsea Nestel

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Madison Under Fire

Michael Schmelter

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THe Travels of Hans Christian Andersen

Caroline Shea

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The New Yorker Magazine

Rebecca Summer

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The Road from Madison and New Orleans to Detroit

Andrew Umentum