Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001072014CARTOGRAPHY-ICompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Whether you treat the earth as a sphere or a spheroid, you must transform its three-dimensional surface to create a flat map sheet. This mathematical transformation is usually referred to as a map projection. One easy way to understand how map projections alter spatial properties is to visualize shining a light through the earth onto a surface. This course designed to understand how map projections affect the map. Topics also include the introductory information on history of cartography. It is the first of one of the two cartography courses in the department syllabus.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof.Dr. M.Kirami ÖLGEN
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the role of geographical importance of maps.
2To identify the map types.
3To understand the map projections and coordinate systems
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Definition of carftography and maps as a communication tool, Historical development of cartography, Concept of map projection and types of projection., Coordinate systems.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of cartography, its importance in geographyLecture
2Maps as a communication tool ILecture
3Maps as a communication tool IILecture
4Historical development of cartography: Ancient to medieval ages.Lecture
5Historical development of cartography: Renaissance to present.Lecture
6Map projectionsLecture
7Classification of projections: Projection surfaceLecture - Drawing
8Classification of projections: Surface locationLecture - Drawing
9Midterm exam
10Classification of projections: source of light and contactLecture - Drawing
11Coordinate systems and transformsLecture - Drawing
12Drawing IDrawing
13Drawing IIDrawing
14Drawing IIIDrawing
15Drawing IVDrawing
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Bilgin, T., 1987, Genel Kartografya I, İstanbul Üniv. Edebiyat Fak. Yay. No: 1898, İstanbul. Kennedy, M., ve Kopp, S., 2000, Understanding Map Projections, ESRI Pres.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures6212
Practice8216
Self Study8216
Individual Study for Homework Problems8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination2714
Individual Study for Final Examination2714
Reading7428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1         4  4
LO2  25    35   
LO3 335         
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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