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Geography 370 Introduction to Cartography at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tutor: Robert Roth
Final project:
QS World University Rankings is one of the most famous university rankings around the world. In this map, six aspects of the ranking including the academic reputation, employer reputation,
faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty, and international students are visualized for top 30 universities at the United States. The range of the score is from 0 to 100. In
addition, according to the ranking, each university are classified based on the size and research fields. Universities have more than 3 research fields are classified as comprehensive universities
while others are indicated as focused universities. There are four classes of universities based on the number of students attended. For more details, please visit:
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings

Lab 4:
This is a map of population at state level in the United States. The map is designed as a proportional symbol map, and it can be used for an encyclopedia resource as the subjectivity inherent to the map has be minimized by the cartographer’s effort.

Lab 3:
This is a map of population density at state level in the United States. The map is designed as a choropleth map, and the demography statistics is normalized.

Lab 2:
This is a map of African political geography. The reference maps will serve as a spatial catalog for the places and regions described in the monograph. And the map is information-dense, acting as “one-stop” graphics to which readers can return as new places are introduced.

Lab 1:
This is a map for Madison travel and tourism. It provides the general reference information of the top 5 universities in Wisconsin. The target audience are travelers new to the state that are seeking advice on which university to see while visiting the state.

Cartographic Design and Compilation at Wuhan University

Tutor: Ying Song
Final project:
Compile 1:50,000 topographic maps to 1:100,000 topographic maps.
Use ArcMap and CorelDraw fluently to create the map. The whole procedure including: search for sources, be familiar with the environment and the geography of the target region, reduce data bias, data input, compilation of the map, symbolization of the map, decoration of the map, map output.
Through practice, students can better understanding the map compilation technology and the principles and rules of the map generalization, consolidate the design theory of the cartography learnt, master the compilation skills, and familiarize with the compilation process.

Lab 4:
Practice of the map generalization of residential area maps. Focuses on the principles of the map generalization, especially the generalization of neighborhoods and streets.

Lab 3:
Practice of the map generalization of contour maps. Focuses on the selection of contour lines and the simplify of shapes.

Lab 2:
Practice of the map generalization of river maps. Focuses on the selection and the simplify of rivers.

Lab 1:
Practice of the symbolization, color rendering and annotation of the map based on the reference map of Hubei province, China.