Course Title: Cartography 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cartography 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEOM2079

City Campus

Undergraduate

145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

GEOM2079

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

GEOM2080

City Campus

Postgraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Prof Matt Duckham

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0966

Course Coordinator Email: matt.duckham@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.11.03


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GEOM2077 - Cartography 1


Course Description

In this course you will learn professional mapmaking skills that will allow you to design convincing maps. The course advances your understanding of cartographic design principles, graphic layout and typography for maps at various scales, the selection and application of essential mapping methods, principles of cartographic generalization, and terrain mapping from digital elevation data.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes in BH116 Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) and BH117 Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours):


1.2 Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the spatial models and mathematical methods used in contemporary practice.
1.3 Understand specialist bodies of knowledge in surveying and geospatial science.
1.5 Discern research directions and advances within the discipline.
2.3 Be proficient in the recording, storage, management and reporting of spatial information.
2.4 Use cartographic design skills for the visualisation and representation of information.
3.3 Apply critical and analytical skills in a scientific and professional manner.
4.1 Communicate effectively by means of oral, written and graphical presentations to peers and a wider audience.
5.1 Appreciate the environmental, social, legal and international aspects of actions and decisions in Surveying and the geospatial sciences.
5.3 Develop an understanding of the regulatory framework and the general professional environment graduates will encounter, including a commitment to continuing professional development and life-long learning

 

This course also contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcome in BH117 Bachelor of Science (Geospatial Science) (Honours):
1.4 Understand models of cartographic communication.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

 

  1. Create a range of usable map products.
  2. Apply essential thematic and topographic mapping methods.
  3. Identify and resolve issues associated with the creation and integration of geospatial data.
  4. Review and apply cartographic design principles, graphic layout and typography.
     


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will adopt a modular learning model, including in a series of weekly sessions involving lectures, presentations by industry, practical work assignments in map creation, constructive map critique sessions and online learning materials such as pre-recorded video lectures.

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 36 per semester
Learner Directed Hours: 72 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

As a student enrolled in this course at RMIT University you can access the extensive learning resources provided in the School and in the RMIT Library, such as books, journals and other course-related materials (electronic and paper-based). Our library offers extensive services and facilities, geared to assist you in completing your studies successfully. Furthermore we will recommend to you specific text books, websites covering course content plus recommendations for further readings and engage you in discussion board. Computer Labs with the required software are also available for your study.


A library subject guide is available at: http://rmit.libguides.com/geospatial


Overview of Assessment

Note that:


This course has no hurdle requirements.
 

Early assessment task: Basic mapping practicals. Weighting: 15% This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 3, 4   Assessment task 2: Mapping and design practicals. Weighting: 30% This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4   Assessment task 3: Map design assignment. Weighting 30% This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4   Assessment task 4: Class tests. Weighting 25% This assessment task supports CLOs: 3, 4