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 2017

Instructor: Meghan Kelly
TA: Pete Bauknecht



Caroline Armer


Wisconsin Cheese Factories

Dawson Bancroftshort


All about Wisconsin

Austin Coppernoll


The Race to the Clouds

Robert Darlington


An Exploratory Map of the Moon

Andrea Eibergen


Boundary Waters Boys

Trevor Grayson


Wisconsin, The River

Caitin Hartnett


Waste: Unwrapping the EU

Carly Herron


Tobacco Mapped

Casey Kalman


Alumni Stories: Laurel Ostermeier

Anna Ostermeier


Eco-Tourism of New England

Will Shere


The Yahara River

Mike Smale


Myth of the Monument

Matthew Smith


Manhattan vs California

Grace Vriezen


Mount Hood

David Waro