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



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Louisiana

Caroline Armer

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Wisconsin Cheese Factories

Dawson Bancroftshort

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All about Wisconsin

Austin Coppernoll

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The Race to the Clouds

Robert Darlington

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An Exploratory Map of the Moon

Andrea Eibergen

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Boundary Waters Boys

Trevor Grayson

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Wisconsin, The River

Caitin Hartnett

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Waste: Unwrapping the EU

Carly Herron

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Tobacco Mapped

Casey Kalman

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Alumni Stories: Laurel Ostermeier

Anna Ostermeier

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Eco-Tourism of New England

Will Shere

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The Yahara River

Mike Smale

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Myth of the Monument

Matthew Smith

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Manhattan vs California

Grace Vriezen

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Mount Hood

David Waro