Geography 222 The Power of Maps and GIS

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Last Update: 11/13/18

This course schedule will 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.

Readings Abbreviations:
KW means readings Krygier and Wood Making Maps, 3rd ed. text.
M means readings from Monmonier How to Lie with Maps, 2nd ed. text.

Digital Submissions Guide

Geography 222 Library Resources for exercises.


Week 1

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

Mon. August 20: No class meeting
Wed. August 22: Introduction to Course
Fri. August 24: Map People


Week 2

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

Mon. August 27: Map People (cont.)
Wed. August 29: Review & Assign Mapping PsychoGeographies

Assign: Exercise 1: Mapping PsychoGeographies
Fri. August 31: No Class Meeting


Week 3

Mon. September 3: No class meeting
Wed. September 5: Mental Maps & PsychoGeographies
Fri. September 7: Paperless Class Workshop & Digial Submissions Guide
DUE: Update on Exercise 1 group progress (in class)

Week 4

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

Mon. September 10: Demo PsychoGeography Maps
Due: Exercise 1
Wed. September 12: Demo PsychoGeography Maps
Fri. September 14: 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. September 17: Cartographic Maps
Wed. September 19: Cartographic Maps (cont.)
Fri. September 21: A Cultural History of Maps


Week 6

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

Mon. September 24: No class meeting
Due at 1:07pm: Exercise 2
Wed. September 26: A Cultural History of Maps (cont.)
Assign: Exercise 3: Mappable Data on the WWW
Fri. September 28: 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. October 1: Geographic Data (cont.)
Wed. October 3: Computers and Mapping
Fri. October 5: Computers and Mapping (cont.) & Review and Assign Exercise 4
Due at 9:04 am: Exercise 3
Assign: Exercise 4: Mapping & GIS Tools

Week 8

Mon. October 8: Assign Exam 1
Wed. October 10: Fall Break
Fri. October 12: Fall Break


Week 9

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

Mon. October 15: Map Projections
Wed. October 17: Map Projections (cont.)
Due at 9:38 am: Exercise 4
Fri. October 19: The Peter's Map Projection Controversy


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. October 22: Map Coordinate Systems
Wed. October 24: Map Coordinate Systems (cont.)
Fri. October 26: No Class Meeting!
Due at 5pm: Midterm Exam

Week 11

Mon. October 29: Map Abstraction
Wed. October 31: Map Abstraction (cont.)
Fri. November 2: Map Abstraction (cont.)


Week 12

Mon. November 5: Map Abstraction (cont.) & Mapping Your Own Data
Assign: Exercise 7: Mapping Your Own Data
Due: Working Groups & Project
Wed. November 7: Mapping Your Own Data: Working Groups and Project Ideas
DUE by email Fri. November 9 @ 1:04pm: One Page Description of Project & Data (see description of what I need in Exercise 7)
DUE by email Wed. November 14 @ 1:06pm: Project URL: while editing your map, click on share then send me the URL after Link to Share
Fri. November 9: Work Day: Work on Exer. 7 Project Proposal (Krygier available)
Due: Exer. 7 Project Description (see Wed. November 7)

Week 13

Mon. November 12: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time: Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. November 14: Updates on Exer 7 progress & and assign Final Take Home Exam
Due: URL of Exer. 7 MyMaps Map (see Wed. November 7)
Assign: Final Take Home Exam
Fri. November 16: No class meeting!


Week 14

Mon. November 19: Thanksgiving Break
Wed. November 21: Thanksgiving Break
Fri. November 23: Thanksgiving Break


Week 15

Mon. November 26: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time! Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. November 28: In-Class Presentation of Exercise 7 (part of Ex. 7 grade)
Due at 9:02 am: Exercise 7
Fri. November 30: Exercise 7: Presentations (cont., if needed)


Week 16

Mon. December 3: Course Conclusions
Wed. December 5: No class meeting
Fri. December 7: No class meeting


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




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