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GEOGĀ 271. The Power of Maps. 3 Credits.

Maps are essential and powerful tools for those who study geographical phenomena. Improvements in GIS and the World Wide Web (WWW) have empowered more people to make and use maps in highly varied and creative ways. This course serves as an introduction to maps and cartography, with emphasis on their role in GIS and on the WWW. Course content includes the characteristics of geographic data, the map abstraction and generalization process, map types and uses, and map interpretation. The course covers technical and social issues relevant to mapping, as well as a survey of map application. S, even years.

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