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: 3/6/18

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. 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. January 15: No class meeting
Wed. January 17: Introduction to Course
Fri. January 19: Map People

Week 2

Week 2 Readings: Wood's "LynchDebord"; Wood's "Narrative Atlas of Boylan Heights," & quickly review Geography 222 "Fall 2011 Psycho-Sensory Projects" & Geography 222 "Spring 2011 Psycho-Sensory Projects"

Mon. January 22: Map People (cont.)
Wed. January 24: Mental Maps & PsychoGeographies
Fri. January 26: Review & Assign Mapping PsychoGeographies

Assign: Exercise 1: Mapping PsychoGeographies

Week 3

Mon. January 29: Mapping PsychoGeographies: Field work: Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. January 31: Paperless Class Workshop & Digial Submissions Guide
DUE: Update on Exercise 1 group progress (in class)
Fri. February 2: Mapping PsychoGeographies: Field work: Instructor available 11-1pm

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. February 5: Demo PsychoGeography Maps & Review & Assign Exercise 2: Finding Maps
Due: Exercise 1
Assign: Exercise 2: Finding Maps
Wed. February 7: In class work day (with help) for Exercise 2
Fri. February 9: TBA

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 12: Cartographic Maps
Wed. February 14: Cartographic Maps (cont.)
Fri. February 16: A Cultural History of Maps

Week 6

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

Mon. February 19: A Cultural History of Maps (cont.)
Due at 1:07pm: Exercise 2
Wed. February 21: Geographic Data
Assign: Exercise 3: Mappable Data on the WWW
Fri. February 23: Geographic Data (cont.)

Week 7

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

Mon. February 26: Computers and Mapping
Wed. February 28: Computers and Mapping (cont.)
Fri. March 2: No class meeting (maybe [probably])

Week 8

Week 9 Readings: Readings for Exam 1: Muehrcke, Munby, & Borges.

Mon. March 5: Review and Assign Exercise 4
Due at 9:04 am: Exercise 3
Assign: Exercise 4: Mapping & GIS Tools
Wed. March 7: Assign Exam 1
Assign: Additional readings for Exam 1 (see Week 9 readings above) & Exam 1
Fri. March 9: Work on Exercise 4 and Exam 1

Week 9

Mon. March 12: Spring Break
Wed. March 14: Spring Break
Fri. March 16: Spring Break

Week 10

Week 10 Readings: KW ch. 5 (Geographic Framework) & supplemental "Geographic Framework" category at blog

Mon. March 19: Map Projections
Wed. March 21: Map Projections (cont.)
Due at 9:38 am: Exercise 4
Fri. March 23: The Peter's Map Projection Controversy

Week 11

Week 11 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 26: No class meeting
Wed. March 28: Map Coordinate Systems
Fri. March 30: Map Coordinate Systems (cont.)
Due at 5pm: Midterm Exam

Week 12

Mon. April 2: TBA (Fusion Tables)
Wed. April 4: Map Abstraction
Fri. April 6: Map Abstraction (cont.)

Week 13

Mon. April 9: Map Abstraction (cont.) & Mapping Your Own Data
Due at noon: Take-home Exam 1
Assign: Exercise 7: Mapping Your Own Data
Wed. April 11: Mapping Your Own Data: Working Groups and Project Ideas
Due: Working Groups & Project
Fri. April 13: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time: Instructor available 11-1pm
DUE by email Friday, November 10 @ 1:04pm: One Page Description of Project & Data (see description of what I need in Exercise 7)
DUE by email Friday, November 10 @ 1:06pm: Project URL: while editing your map, click on share then send me the URL after Link to Share

Week 14

Mon. April 16: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time! Instructor available 11-2pm
Wed. April 18: Updates on Exer 7 progress & and assign Final Take Home Exam
Assign: Final Take Home Exam
Fri. April 20: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time! Instructor available 11-2pm

Week 15

Mon. April 23: Exercise 7 Halp & Work Time! Instructor available 11-1pm
Wed. April 25: In-Class Presentation of Exercise 7 (part of Ex. 7 grade)
Due at 9:02 am: Exercise 7
Fri. April 27: Exercise 7: Presentations (cont., if needed)

Week 16

Mon. April 30: Course Conclusions
Wed. May 2: No class meeting
Fri. May 4: No class meeting

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


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