# Cartographic Sciences

## Objectives

Understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of geodesy (Earth geometric models, geodetic reference systems and vertical/horizontal coordinates). To know the fundamental techniques used in topography (determining angles and distances, levelling operations, positioning), Photogrammetry; Global Position Systems; Laser Scanning. Understand the fundamental theoretical concepts of cartography (map conceptualization and map projections), coordinate transformation and geographical information quality and standards.

## General characterization

200016

7.5

##### Responsible teacher

Luísa Maria da Silva Gonçalves

##### Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

##### Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English

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### Bibliography

Gaspar, Joaquim (2005). Cartas e Projecções Cartográficas, 3ª ed. Lidel Edições Técnicas, Lisboa ;

Gonçalves, José (2012). Topografia Conceitos e Aplicações, 3ª Edição. Lidel Edições Técnicas, Lisboa;

Casaca, João et. al. (2005). Topografia Geral, 4ª ed. Lidel Edições Técnicas, Lisboa ;

Robinson, A., Morrisson, J., Muehrcke, P., Kimerling, A. E Guptill, S. (1995). Elements of Cartography, sixth edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York;

Class notes available on the internet course homepage

### Teaching method

The curricular unit is based on theoretical and pratical synchronous sessions (e-learning). The theoretical and pratical sessions include presentation of concepts and resolution of exercises.The learning is done through exercises, some of them compulsory. There is a final project oriented by the professor, which topic is select by the student according to their individual/professional experiences.

### Evaluation method

Progression Tests (PT) (10%) Final Exam (FE) (30%)

Final project (FP) (60%)

Final mark = PT x 0,10 + FE x 0,3 + FP x 0,60 >=10 (min FE>= 8,0 points; min FP>= 9,5 points )

## Subject matter

Module 1 - Elements of geodesy

Introduction

Earth models

Coordinates systems

Geodetic and altimetry references

Module 2 - Elements of topography and Photogrammetry

Introduction

Topographic methods

Photogrammetry

Other Techniques

Module 3 - Elements of Cartography

Introduction

Knowing maps

Understanding maps

Map projections

Module 4 - Sources, transformations and data quality

Referencing systems

Coordinates transformation

Quality of geographic information

## Programs

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