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 2015

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Chelsea Nestel

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Hiking in Colorado

Doug Adams

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Hope Farm Conservancy

Will Anthony

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California in Wood

Gillian Cooper

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History of Hamburgers

Michael Dickens

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CartoDB: Geospatial on the cloud

Timur Girgin

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Mars Exploration

Megan Howell

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Collectively Mapping Borders: Syrian Refugee Border Crossings

Meghan Kelly

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Vermont and New Hampshire

Katie Kowalsky

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Research the Icy Land

Mengyu Liang

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Sailing the Great Lakes: Memories of a Merchant Mariner

Calla Little

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The McHugh Family Travels

Jon McHugh

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The Deadliest Places in the United States

Bridget Monahan

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A Cultural Tour of Ireland

Chris Morgan

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China's Global Involvement

Veronica Plum

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Disappearing Lower Florida Keys

Molly Schumacher

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Ghost Stations of New York City

Joe Tavano

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morning in the grand tetons

Robin Tolochko

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Vancouver British Columbia

Clare Trainor

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Saint Norbert College

Kristen Vincent

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Is This the Belize of the Future?

Soren Walljasper

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Yellowstone National Park

Will Westbury