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