Geography and Digital Cartography

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΨΗΦΙΑΚΗ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ / Geography and Digital Cartography
CodeNGGE 202Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTriantafyllia maria Perivolioti
Course ID600019018

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 131
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course216

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) To understand the form and dimensions of the Earth as a planet 2) To familiarize themselves with the use of topographical and geological maps, cartographic projections and projection systems used to construct maps of Greece 3) To understand the principles of topographical surveying 4) To use aerial photos 5) To create digital geological maps 6) To use digital data bases of cartographic and geological data 7) To familiarize themselves with the basic notions of Geography, in order to be able to teach them at secondary education level 8) Map recognition / correlation with physical reality. Orientation capacity development. Familiarity with instruments and equipment related to the subject of Geography
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Introduction. History of Geography. Branches of Geography. Geography and new technologies. • Fundamental geographical concepts (geospatial data and information, scale, measurements, accuracy and reliability of measurements, errors). • Earth as a celestial body. The shape and dimensions of the Earth. Earth’s movements. Elements of Geodesy. • Coordinate reference systems. Geodetic Reference Systems and Projections in Greece and worldwide. • Topographic maps. • Morphological sections. Cartometry. • Elements of Surveying. • Introduction to Cartography. • Digital Cartography. Digital topographic and geological maps, digital geological data. • Introduction to Geoscience and the applications of geospatial technologies (Geographic Information Systems / GIS, Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems / GNSS). • Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). • Environmental Geography. Structure and material of laboratories / laboratory-tutorial exercises • Scale • Orientation • Coordinates • Coordinate conversions and calculations • Topographic map I • Topographic map II • Morphological sections I • Morphological sections II • Cartometry • Map projections • Construction of geological maps • Map making • Digital topographic and geological maps - digital geological data Course-related daily field trip • Daily Field Exercise on "Geography" • Exercise Location: Chortiatis • Field Exercise Content: Use of topographic and geological map in digital and analog format (orientation, relief, morphological sections) Measurements of angles, distances and inclinations, with instruments such as: compass, slider, laser distance meters, theodolite, etc. Using GNSS (Horizontal Coordinates, Elevations).
Geography, Cartography, Cartographic Projections, digital cartographic-geological data, Geospatial technology
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment10
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΑ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 20314, Έκδοση: 8η/2002, Συγγραφείς: A. Robinson, J. Morrison, P. Muehrcke, A. Kimerling, S. Guptill, ISBN: 960-254-612-3, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΣΟΒΙΟ ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΕΙΟ. 2. ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 11146, Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./1988, Συγγραφείς: Λιβιεράτος Ευάγγελος, ISBN: 960-431-649-4, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ι.Κ.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Ηλεκτρονικό βιβλίο Γεωγραφίας (Ε. Βαβλιάκη) (
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