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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for GEO 244 Effective Spring 2021

Course Number:
GEO 244
Course Title:
Interactive Map Design
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Course Description

Introduces interactive and web-based mapping technologies and applications. Develops knowledge and skills to plan, design, develop, and publish custom interactive, web-based maps. Covers how to prepare spatial data and apply cartographic principles to web maps. Prerequisites: GEO 265. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Publish interactive maps on the web using GIS platforms and technologies.
  • Apply principles of web-based cartography.
  • Prepare, import and manage spatial data.

Course Activities and Design

The materials in this course will be presented in a computer lab setting through classroom lecture, discussion, software demonstrations, peer critique, and computer-based assignments.  Other methods may be implemented such as small group work and in-class activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of themes, concepts, issues, competencies and skills by any combination of the following:

  • Written results of class labs and exercises
  • Creating and critiquing web maps
  • Completion of a final project
  • In-class discussions

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Demonstrate proficiency and comprehension in concepts and technologies related to web mapping
  • Create and publish a custom interactive maps and data visualizations
  • Understand the difference between preparing data for use in desktop and web-based mapping technologies
  • Understand the difference between desktop and web-based cartography
  • Demonstrate the ability to tell stories with maps
  • Import, manage, and integrate spatial data from multiple sources