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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GEOG 228 - Web Mapping: Advanced Approaches to Publishing


0.5 unit(s)
Web maps, map apps, story maps, and other emerging applications offer new opportunities to publicize and share spatial data. Other applications such as the Collector app and Open Street Map promote group sourcing of data. This half-unit course introduces several of these techniques and asks that students make and present several of their own online maps, using data sources of their choice. The main aim of this course is to gain further experience with GIS and to learn effective ways of communicating spatial data to an online audience. As a short course, it is less thorough than the standard GIS and Cartography courses, but it offers an opportunity to explore special topics that build on those classes. We use class time to learn and compare applications and to evaluate strategies and designs for web-based mapping. We also explore some of the broader implications of data publishing. Mary Ann Cunningham.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG 220  or GEOG 224 , or permission of the instructor.

First six-week course.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.



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