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Cartography 310

December 20, 2006 by siera104

In the Fall of 2006 I took Cartography 310, basics in map making at Frostburg State University with Dr. Fritz Kessler. Below are the maps I produced in the class. To get a closer view click for a larger image or PDF.

Here are links to some notes I took and used to study for this class.

Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 11 Notes

Chapter 5 Notes

The first maps were to demonstrate we could choose the appropriate map projection for the purpose.

 

The next lab we learned about type placement, and made had to label maps of Allegany County and Garrett County Maryland using certain criteria.

Allegany County Maryland Garrett County Maryland Labels Cartography Lab

Allegany County Maryland Garrett County Maryland Labels Cartography Lab

The following lab we had to put our labeling to the test and label a county map of Ohio.

labels Ohio counties and county seatsLab 4

United State Boat Accidents

United States Boating AccidentsLab 5

Maryland 2004 Presidential Election results by County

Maryland Superfund Sites

United States 2006 Dominate Commodity by StateUnited States Farm Size 2005Lab 6, we learned about map normalization, and demonstrated how the data can appear differently depending on how the data is normalized.

United States Inmate Population 2006

Lab 7

SomaliaFinal Project

The theme of the final projects for this class was the Middle East. I choose to show how ethnicity and religions were distributed during the 20th Century. It was really difficult to find precise data. I like the layout and color skeme of the map.

Ethnic and Religious Distributions in the Middle East

Ethnic and Religious Distributions in the Middle East

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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