Digital Cartography and Design

Objectives

a) Develop practices and procedures of acquiring information and cartographic design in multidisciplinary context;
b) Deepen knowledge of graphic semiology;
c) Assess, scientifically and technically, information structures in a perspective of sustainable land management;
d) Apply the design as a methodology for the conceptualization of cartography;
e) Develop skills for autonomous learning of mapping and GIS software;
f) Conceptualize solutions for representing multi-scale analysis using the software for computer aided design and geographic information systems;
g) Develop critical skills in the selection, acquisition and cartographic editing for different audiences.

General characterization

Code

722041029

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Jorge Ricardo da Costa Ferreira

Hours

Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

BERTIN, J. (2005). Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps (não existe nenhuma edição mais atualizada)
KENT, A., VUJAKOVIC, P. (Editors) (2020). The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography. Routledge, 1st Edition.
LAMBERT, N., ZANIN, C. (2020). Practical Handbook of Thematic Cartography: Principles, Methods, and Applications. CRC Press, 1st Edition.
PETERSON, G. (2020). GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design. CRC Press, 3rd Edition.
VAUGHAN, L. (2018). Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography. UCL Press, 1st Edition.
(Excertos de outros manuais, workbooks ou outros conteúdos on-line de livre disponibilização, que se considerem de referência para a Unidade Curricular).

Teaching method

Teaching methods are based on theoretical/practical classes where emphasis is placed on conceptual explanation and analysis of practical cases.
Regarding the evaluation, this includes:
- Project work accompanied by teachers, based on the resolution of practical cases, where the application of concepts, methods and techniques of cartography is carried out, either in analogue or digital environment.

Evaluation method

- Project work accompanied by teachers, based on the resolution of practical cases, where the application of concepts, methods and techniques of cartography is carried out, either in analogue or digital environment. Elaboration of a final layout with map analysis, legend and descriptive memory(90%), The project must be presented orally (10%). These ratings percentages may be subject to change due to Contingency Plans caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.(10%)

Subject matter

1) Image, mapping and communication;
2) Concepts and applications of advanced cartographic language and semiotics;
3) The cartographic process: design, production and validation;
4) Conceptual generalization and graphics;
5) File Conversion from Autocad (dxf) to Shapefile (shp);
6) Acquiring and editing information in vector data model: Attributes of graphic elements: level, color,thickness and style; Graphics digitalization; analysis tools, visualization and manipulation; Texts: Beyond the basics, placement and manipulation; Color: Beyond the basics on the color cube; Using layouts in different scales; Digital mapping validation and GIS standards for quality control;
7) Object catalog for graphic systematization in Planning Instruments