Education Courses

Geography 575: Interactive Cartography Geovisualization

This course provides a comprehensive overview of conceptual and technical design topics related to dynamic mapping, topics typically considered under the cartographic research thrusts of Interactive Cartography and Geovisualization. Specifically, it discusses user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design as applied for web maps, drawing from research and practice on Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Usability Engineering, and Visual Analytics, perspectives that students are unlikely to receive in other GIS courses. The course emphasizes mapmaking over map use (compared to 170) and the design of interfaces to maps rather than the maps themselves (compared to 370 and 572). The class is divided into two components: lectures and labs.

Check out past syllabi and finals projects below!

Spring 2013

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Robin Tolochko


Green Bay Flood Viewer


Best Places to Live

Naomi Crump, Dan Schumacher, Alex Zarley


Campaign Contributions

Zihan Song, Shelley Witte, and Kristen Vincent


Capital Punishment

Natalee Desotell, Kai Brito, and Gaby Barrett


China Gender Issue

Duanyang Jing, Han Liu, Veronica Plum


Rapid Transit in the Cities

Christopher Morgan, Grace Vriezen, and Soren Walljasper


Wooden Ships

Meghan Kelly, Scott Farley, and Starr Moss