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 2019

Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Yuying Chen


Mount Everest

Nashi Sontakke, Philip Bliese, Aaron Jing


U.S. Historical Hurricanes Geovisualization

Meilu Wu, Jamp Vongkusolkit, Atlas Guo


A Reader's Guide to Middle Earth

James Klau, Tyler Alheid, Brennan Fendt


Social Mobility in Wisconsin

Yunlei Liang, Yuhao Kang, Yuqi Gao


Ice Age Tree Explorer

Anna George, Megan Roessler, and Claire Stowe


Roads and the National Parks

Nick Underwood, Clare Sullivan, Peter Newman


Tourist Attractions in Nanjing City

Yifeng Ai, Yuqi Shi, Abdullah Amen


WRC Explorer

David Lombardo, Trevor Grayson, Ted Gundlach


Remembering Native America

Timothy Prestby, Joe Marks, Catherine McSorley


Wisconsin School Vaccinations

Ellie Milligan, Melanie Kohls, Nick Exley