103-0227-00L  Cartography III

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersL. Hurni
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractBasic methods, technologies and systems of digital cartography
ObjectiveGain knowledge about basic methods, technologies and systems of digital cartography. Assessment of existing products regarding productin methods. Definition of useful methods for cartographic projects.
Content- Graphic data processing in cartography
- Data capturing in raster format
- Data capturing in vector format
- Digitisation and vectorisation
- Editing and symbolisation
- Map production using GIS data
- Construction of graticules
- Digital topographic cartography
- Visit of a private cartographic company
- Raster data processing, data formats, products
- Prepress processes, data output
- 3D-applications in cartography
- Excursion
Lecture notesOwn script and instructions will be distributed.
Literature- Grünreich, Dietmar, Hake, Günter and Liqiu Meng (2002): Kartographie, 8. Auflage, Verlag W. de Gruyter, Berlin
- Robinson, Arthur et al. (1995): Elements of Cartography, 6th edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, ISBN 0-471-55579-7
- Jones, Christopher (1997): Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Cartography, Longman, Harlow, ISBN 0-582-04439-1
- Stoll, Heinz (2001): Computergestützte Kartografie, SGK-Publikation Nr. 15 (siehe www.kartographie.ch)
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Kartografie GZ; Thematische Kartografie