Course Title: Multimedia Cartography and Geovisualization 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Multimedia Cartography and Geovisualization 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Professor William Cartwright

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2423

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Multimedia Cartography & Geovisualization 2

Course Description

The course provides advanced theory and a practical program for the use of New Media- Interactive multimedia and the World Wide Web (WWW) – to explore the use of a number of methods for the production of hypermapping products. Theory develops an appreciation of the issues confronting users and developers of New Media cartographic products and their delivery to expert users and the general public.  Students undertake an individual interactive multimedia project and develop it from original concept to completed product.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Level
GC1.1/1.2 Knowledge - 3
GC 2.1/2.2 Technical - 3
GC 3.1/3.2 Critical Analysis & Problem Solving - 3
GC 4.1/4.2 Communication - 3
GC 5.1/5.2 Personal & Professional Awareness - 3
GC 6.1/6.2 Independent & Integrated Practice - 3

At the completion of this course students should:

• Appreciate the issues confronting developers of New Media products;
• Be able to design mapping products for use with contemporary communication devices and formats; and
• Be able to undertake the development of a professional cartographic product using contemporary production and delivery techniques.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include lectures and studio sessions.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References:
Cartwright, W. E., Peterson, M. P. and Gartner, G., 2007, Multimedia Cartography, Edition 2, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Recommended References:
Dykes, J., MacEachren, A. and Kraak, M-J., 2005, Exploring Geovisualization, Elsevier.
Peterson, M.P.(ed.), 2003, Maps and the Internet, Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd.,
Kraak, M-J and A. Brown, 2000, Web Cartography. Taylor and Francis
Professional Journals and contemporary graphics and multimedia magazines and videos.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises a test and a project report.