L3-2 THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΧΑΡΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ-ΟΠΤΙΚΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΩΝ ΔΕΔΟΜΕΝΩΝ / L3-2 THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION
CodeΕ3-2
FacultyEngineering
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Karanikolas
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20002267

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 186
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course325

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600179250
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: - Understand and interpret thematic maps related to various scientific fields. - Select the appropriate optical variable for the representation of each phenomenon in thematic mapping. - Choose the optimal method of grouping for discrete and continuous variables in thematic mapping. - Utilize geographic information systems to create effective thematic maps. - Create thematic maps related to the research fields of the Department (socio-economic, urban-urban, spatial maps etc.).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
History of Thematic Cartography. The Thematic Cartography today. Thematic phenomena and classification. Editing of thematic information. Graphic and cartographic Rules of thematic information. Graphs and diagrams. Symbolization of qualitative and quantitative data. Mapping of points, lines, surfaces and volumetric data using thematic maps. Isarithmic and choropleth maps. Maps dots. Topological transformations and cartograms. Combination and correlation of thematic information. Special categories of thematic maps, maps composition, thematic maps of several variables, planning maps, country planning maps, maps of programmatic interventions etc. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Information Systems. Rules of cartographic composition. Graphic design and color to Thematic Cartography. Construction of thematic maps, visual hierarchy, composition, visual reading. Cartography and multimedia. Cartography and internet. Contemporary Geographical Atlases. Cartography of "tomorrow." Visualization of geographic information.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures56
Laboratory Work22
Interactive Teaching in Information Center56
Total134
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Τσατσάρης Α., Κάτσιος Ι. (2014). Διαλέξεις Θεματικής Χαρτογραφίας. Εκδόσεις ΔΙΣΙΓΜΑ. • Σιδηρόπουλος, Γ. (2006), «Εισαγωγή στη γραφική σημειολογία Θεματική Χαρτογραφία», Εκδόσεις Παπαζήσης.
Last Update
28-11-2020