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November, 2006

  1. Cartography Exam 2

    November 22, 2006 by siera104

    Review for Exam #2

    Below is a summary of topics that you should become familiar with for the second exam. This list is not all inclusive of every concept term and topic reviewed in class. Thus, you are expected to have read an understood all reading, lecture, and associated materials. The text book for the class was Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization (2nd Edition) (Prentice Hall Series in Geographic Information Science) by Terry A. Slocum, Robert B McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler and Hugh H. Howard (Jul 8, 2004).

    Data Measurement Levels and Visual Variables (Ch 4 pp. 56-64)
    What are the data measurement levels
    Explaining the differences in nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio level data
    What are the visual variables
    Explain how each visual variable can be applied to a specific data measurement levels

    Map Design (Ch 11, and Readings on Reserve)

    • What role does science and art play in map design
    • Imitation, Emotive, Expressionist, and Communicative
    • Describe the commutation model and understand the basic elements and process
    • How has cognate psychology influence map design?
    • Three stages of map design
    • Gestalt Principles- How do each contribute to effective map design
      • Grouping
      • Differentiation/ heterogeneity
      • Good Contour
      • Surroundedness/ Closure
      • Relative Size
      • Lightness
      • Familiarity
      • Simplicity
    • Visual Hierarch/ Intellectual hierarchy
    • Interposition
    • Articulation
    • Controls of map design

    Data classification (Ch 5, pg. 74- 90)

    • Understand how different methods are computed: equal interval, mean-standard deviation and natural breaks
    • Know what method tries to accomplish
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each method?
    • What are the differences between standardized and nonstandardized data?
    • Why is I appropriate to standardize data?

    Principles of Thematic Symbolization (Ch 4, p. 64 ~ 73)

    • Understand the symbolization Matrixes (continuous/ secrete – abrupt/ smooth)
    • Cholorpleth, Graduated Symbol, Dot, Isarithmic Symbolization
    • When are the se methods appropriate?
    • What kind of dada is appropriate fro each methods
    • Be label to describe the difference in data and phenomenon

    Cholorpeth mapping (Ch 13)

    • Understand when the method is appropriate
    • Discuss the kinds of data that are collected for this method
    • What kind of information is communicated with this method
    • Basic construction techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages of this method

    Proportional symbol Mapping (Ch 16)

    • Understand when the method is appropriate
    • Discuss the kinds of data that are collected for this method
    • What kind of information is communicated with this method
    • Basic construction techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages of this method

    Dot Mapping (Ch 17 pg 28~335 only)

    • Understand when the method is appropriate
    • Discuss the kinds of data that are collected for this method
    • What kind of information is communicated with this method
    • Basic construction techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages of this method

    Isarithmic Mapping (Ch 15)

    • Understand when the method is appropriate
    • Discuss the kinds of data that are collected for this method
    • What kind of information is communicated with this method
    • Basic construction techniques
    • Advantages and disadvantages of this method