Dissemination and Geo-Visualization of Spatial Data

Introduction


The final outcomes of many GISs are different maps that convey spatial information. Therefore, attention should be paid to the proper design and layout of the spatial data included in a map.
However, much of spatial data used today are presented in more complex media than the traditional maps. This is mainly because of the ICT evolution and the emergence of advanced visualization tolls. This module covers such visualization environments and their relation with the exploration and use of geo-spatial information.

 


Learning outcomes


After the completion of the module, students will be able to understand and use the basic elements and rules of cartography to design and create appropriate maps and visualization environments. In addition, the module covers the more advanced geo-visualization methods and environments such as virtual reality, augmented reality and spatio-temporal visualizations. More specifically, students are expected to:


  • Understand and explain the main concepts of cartography and geo-visualization;
  • Use the cartographic tools and guidelines for appropriate map design;
  • Explain the basic elements of virtual reality and its relation to geo-spatial data;
  • Describe the concepts of augmented reality and its relation to geo-visualization;
  • Describe the concepts and components of an interactive map and its use for exploring spatial data;
  • Explain how to visualize spatio-temporal data.

 

 


Content


  • Basic concepts of cartography and geo-visualization (cartography cube, graphic elements, thematic and topographic maps, etc.);
  • Cartographic data analysis and map design guidelines;
  • Building modeling, virtual city and virtual reality;
  • Augmented reality and its relation to geo-visualization;
  • Interactive maps and exploratory geo-visualization;
  • Visualization of spatio-temporal phenomena.

 

 

Allocated time per teaching and learning method

 

Teaching / learning method

Allocated Hours

Lectures

36

Supervised practicals

36

Unsupervised practicals

8

Individual assignment

30

Group assignment

0

Self-study

30

Examination

4

Graduation project supervision

0

MSc thesis supervision

0

 

 


Examination


The competence of students in this module is assessed using a midterm and a final closed-book written exam. In addition, individual assignments are given to evaluate the ability and
understanding of students regarding the use of cartographic elements and rule to design different types of maps.

 


Final Grade Determination


Mandatory assignments cover 20% and the written midterm and final exams cover 70% of the final mark.

 

Components

Weight

Individual
Assignments

20 %

Midterm Examination

30 %

Final Examination

50 %

 

 


Prerequisites


Good basics in computer and graphic systems and modules 1-5.

 

Reference


Kraak, M.-J. & Ormeling, F.J., Cartography: Visualization of Spatial Data. Third edition.
Abingdon, Oxon & New York, 2013, NY: Routledge. ISBN 9781317903116.

Date:
2018/06/02
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