60422 - Principles of map design
352 - Master's in Geographic Information Science and Technology for Land Management: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
5.1. Methodological overview
The learning and teaching methodology developed in the course is aimed to promote the achievement of the learning objectives. A range of teaching and learning activities is implemented, such as lectures, practice sessions, practical exercises with GIS software, group activities, and study.
A high level of student participation will be required from all students throughout the course.
A portfolio is required from all the students, which consists of a collection of the students' coursework that shows their learning process and knowledge acquisition.
Extensive material will be available via the Moodle site of the course. This offers a variety of resources including a repository of the lecture notes used in class, a course syllabus as well as other forms of course-specific materials.
The course will address the following topics:
Topic 1. The Geographic and Cartographic Framework
Topic 2. The cartographic process
Topic 3. Planning and Composition
Topic 4. Base map and thematic data
Topic 5. Symbolization
Topic 6. Decision-making process
Topic 7. Layout Design
Topic 8. Critique of maps
5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources
Bertin, Jacques. Semiology of graphics : diagrams, networks, maps / Jacques Bertin. 1967
Brewer, Cynthia A.. Designing better maps :a guide for GIS users / Cynthia A. Brewer. Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press, 2005
Dent, Borden D.. Cartography : thematic map design / Borden D. Dent, Jeffrey S. Torguson, Thomas W. Hodler . 6a ed. New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009
Thematic cartography and geovisualization / Terry A. Slocum ... [et al.] . - 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, cop.200
Zanin, Christine. Savoir faire une carte : Aide à la conception et à la réalisation d'une carte thématique univariée / Christine Zanin, Marie-Laure Trémélo . Paris : Belin, D.L. 2010
Brewer, Cynthia A.. Designed maps : a sourcebook for GIS users / Cynthia A. Brewer . - 1st. ed. California : ESRI, 2008
Denègre,Jean. Sémiologie et conception cartographique / Jean Denègre.
Elements of cartography / Arthur H. Robinson...[et al.] . - 6th ed. New York [etc.] : John Wiley & sons, cop. 1995
MacEachren, Alan M.. How maps work : representation, visualization, and design / Alan M. MacEachren New York ; London : Guilford Press, cop. 2004
Peterson, Gretchen N.. GIS cartography : a guide to effective map of design / Gretchen N. Peterson. . Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009.
Poidevin, Didier. La carte moyen d'action :conception - réalisation / Didier Poidevin. Paris : Ellipses, cop. 1999
The map reader : theories of mapping practice and cartographic representation / edited by Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin and Chris Perkins Oxford : Willey-Blackwell, 2011
Tyner, Judith A.. Principles of map design / Judith A. Tyner New York [etc] : Guilford, 2010