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 2018

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Chelsea Nestel


Where the War Rages

Joseph App


Yellowstone National Park

Monica Clouiter


The Hurricane Story

Atlas Guo


To run a place is to truly know a place

Jackson Lodermeier


Detail from A Wisconsin Experience

Ellie Milligan


Central Mediterranean Migrant Route

Pete Nielsen



Catherine Palm


Bagging Munros: THe Peaks of the Cairngorms

Emily Pettit


The Good Land

Megan Roessler


The Topography of Wealth in L.A.

Nick Underwood


Cheers from Ireland and Scottland

Genevieve Vahl