Geography 222 The Power of Maps and GIS Geog 222 Main Page and Course Description Geog 222 Syllabus
Geog 222 Course Schedule (and Lecture Outlines) Geog 222 Exercises

Last Update: 1/20/20

This course schedule may be updated as the semester progresses.

Lecture outlines, accessed by clicking on the lecture name in the schedule below, will be revised prior to lecture.

Note on the lecture outlines and exams: This course is not as much about memorizing stuff as about thinking about stuff. Sorry! I suggest you attend class, listen, ask questions, and take notes. Don't print out the lecture outlines, you can get at them anytime you want online. Take notes that supplement the notes online: the stuff I say which clarifies or adds to the materials printed or shown on the lecture outlines. The lecture outlines are not a substitute for attending class or taking your own notes.

  • KW: readings Krygier and Wood Making Maps, 3rd ed. text.
  • Additional readings linked as PDF or external web pages
  • Optional this semester: M: readings from Monmonier How to Lie with Maps, 2nd ed. text.
Class blog: (TBA) You will each get access to a blog for this course to post the following (each week or as requested)

  • Reading notes
  • Links to exercises (Blog posting or Google Docs)
  • Mappish information of interest: one posting per week of stuff you find

Digital Submissions Guide

Geography 222 Library Resources for exercises.

Week 1

Week 1 Readings: KW Beginning book stuff & "Maps" (Wood, Krygier) ch 1 (How to Make a Map) & supplemental "What's A Map?" category at blog; M Forward, Introduction

Mon. January 13: No class meeting
Wed. January 15: Introduction to Course
Fri. January 17: Map People

Week 2

Week 2 Readings: Wood's "LynchDebord"; Wood's "Narrative Atlas of Boylan Heights,"

Mon. January 20: Map People (cont.)
Wed. January 22: Review & Assign Mapping PsychoGeographies

Assign: Exercise 1: Mapping PsychoGeographies
Fri. January 24: Mental Maps & PsychoGeographies

Week 3

Mon. January 27: Paperless Class Workshop & Digial Submissions Guide
Wed. January 29: Work on Exercise 1
Fri. January 31: Work on Exercise 1
DUE: Update on Exercise 1 group progress

Week 4

Week 4 Readings: KW ch 2 (What's Your Map For?) & "Maps and Protest" (Wood & Krygier) & supplemental "Why are you Making Your Map" categories at blog; M ch. 2 (Elements), Appendix

Mon. February 3: Work on Exercise 1
Wed. February 5: Demo PsychoGeography Maps
Due: Exercise 1
Fri. February 7: Review & Assign Exercise 2: Finding Maps
Assign: Exercise 2: Finding Maps

Week 5

Week 5 Readings (also for Exam 1): M ch. 5 (Maps that Advertise), ch. 6 (Development Maps), ch. 7 (Propaganda Maps), ch. 8 (Defence Maps), ch. 9 (Large Scale Maps).

Mon. February 10: Cartographic Maps
Wed. February 12: Cartographic Maps (cont.)
Fri. February 14: A Cultural History of Maps

Week 6

Week 6 Readings: KW ch. 3 (Mappable Data) & supplemental "Mappable Data" category at blog

Mon. February 17: No class meeting
Due at 1:07pm: Exercise 2
Wed. February 19: A Cultural History of Maps (cont.)
Assign: Exercise 3: Mappable Data on the WWW
Fri. February 21: Geographic Data

Week 7

Week 7 Readings: KW ch. 4 (Map Making Tools) & supplemental "Map Making Tools" category at blog; M ch. 12 (Multimedia).

Mon. February 24: Geographic Data (cont.)
Wed. February 26: Computers and Mapping
Fri. February 28: Computers and Mapping (cont.) & Review and Assign Exercise 4
Due at 9:04 am: Exercise 3
Assign: Exercise 4: Mapping & GIS Tools

Week 8

Week 8 Readings: "Map Types" (Wood & Krygier)

Mon. March 2: Assign Exam 1
Wed. March 4: Map Projections
Fri. March 6: Map Projections (cont.)
Due at 9:38 am: Exercise 4

Week 9

Week 9 Readings: KW ch. 5 (Geographic Framework) & supplemental "Geographic Framework" category at blog

Mon. March 9: Spring Break
Wed. March 11: Spring Break
Fri. March 14: Spring Break

Week 10

Week 10 Readings: KW ch. 6 (The Big Picture of Map Design), ch. 7 (The Inner Workings of Map Design), ch. 8 (Map Generalization & Classification), ch. 9 (Map Symbolization), ch. 10 (Map Symbol Abstraction); M ch. 3 (Map Generalization) & ch. 4 (Blunders)

Mon. March 16: The Peter's Map Projection Controversy
Wed. March 18: Map Coordinate Systems
Fri. March 20: Map Coordinate Systems (cont.)
Due at 5pm: Midterm Exam

Week 11

Mon. March 23: Map Abstraction
Wed. March 25: Map Abstraction (cont.)
Fri. March 27: Map Abstraction (cont.)

Week 12

Week 12 Readings: "Critical Cartography" (Wood & Krygier)

Mon. March 30: Map Abstraction (cont.)
Wed. April 1: Mapping Your Own Data: Working Groups and Project Ideas
Assign: Exercise 7: Mapping Your Own Data
Due by email Fri. April 3 @ 1:04pm: One Page Description of Project & Data (see description of what I need in Exercise 7)
Due by email Wed. April 8 @ 1:06pm: Project URL: while editing your map, click on share then send me the URL after Link to Share
Fri. April 3: Work Day: Work on Exer. 7 Project Proposal
Due: Exer. 7 Project Description

Week 13

Mon. April 6: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time: Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. April 8: Updates on Exer 7 progress & and assign Final Take Home Exam
Due: URL of Exer. 7 MyMaps Map
Assign: Final Take Home Exam
Fri. April 10: Work on Exer 7

Week 14

Mon. April 13: Work on Exer 7
Wed. April 15: Work on Exer 7
Fri. April 17: Work on Exer 7

Week 15

Mon. April 20: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time! Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. April 22: In-Class Presentation of Exercise 7 (part of Ex. 7 grade)
Due at 9:02 am: Exercise 7
Fri. April 24: Course Conclusions

Week 16

Mon. April 27: No class meeting
Wed. April 29: No class meeting
Fri. April 1: No class meeting

Week 17: Finals Week
Final Take-Home Exam Due: End of scheduled final exam period


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