Advanced cartography and visualisation, symbolization of analogue and digital maps, graphical signal system, 3D graphics, VRML. Interactive and dynamic web publishing of spatial data. Scripting and automation of map layout and symbolization.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Map symbols
- Visual variables: spacing, size, orientation, shape, arrangement, height, hue, value, saturation.
- Data classification
- Topographic and thematic map design and symbolization
- Map design for presentation, synthesis, analysis and exploration of spatial data
- Exploratory data analysis, graphical data analysis techniques
- 2D, 2.5D, and 3D data and their representation
- Temporal data and their representation
Intended learning outcomes
The major objective of this course is to learn principles of cartography and techniques for effective visualization of geographic data. On the completion of this course, students should be able to design analogue and digital cartographic products using an existing geographic information system, and to gain critical thinking skills essential to avoid being misled by cartographic products.
Literature and preparations
A completed bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics, geography, engineering physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and/or mathematics, including at least 3 university credits in each of the following or their equivalents: Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics together with Eng B.
Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system.
Terry A. Slocum, Robert B. McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, and Hugh H. Howard, 2008, Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO2 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Written exam (TEN1; 3,0 cr) (A/B/C/D/E/FX/F)
Approved laboration (LAB1; 3.0 cr) (P/F)
Project (PRO1; 1,5 cr) (P/F)
Participation in study visit and final presentation sessions
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
No opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AG2412
Main field of study
AG 2421 A GIS Project