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290062 VU Map Production and Publication Techniques (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



MI 04.10.2017 bis 31.01.2018 08:30-10:00

Ort: Computerkartographie Geographie NIG 1.OG (GIS-Labor)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is split in two parts. One third of the course is dedicated to theoretical basics of the techniques of map making, map publishing and (offset) printing: Basics (technical terms, definitions), Graphic file formats, Typography, Theory of colours, Special Software for cartographers. This part is a lecture with examples from professional practice.
The other two thirds comprise of practice lessons and deal with the application of graphics software (mainly Adobe Illustrator) in cartography. Furthermore, the interplay between ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator will be highlighted.
This course is held in German.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment takes place in three parts. One part is an exam on the lecture part of the course (written or orally, by arrangement). Furthermore, two practical programs have to be handed in at the end of the course. For these two programs, abilities acquired during the course have to be applied. All three parts contribute equally to the final assessment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Completion of the above mentioned parts of the assessment as well as the attendance during the course are the minimum requirements to pass the course.

Examination topics

Exam: topics of the lecture (Basics, Graphic file formats, Typography, Theory of colours, Special Software for cartographers)
Practical homework: application of Illustrator techniques

Reading list

Das Skriptum zum theoretischen Teil wird über Moodle bereitgestellt.
Zum Übungsteil gibt es ein ergänzendes Skriptum, zur Software Adobe Illustrator finden sich zudem sehr viele Tutorien und Anleitungen im Internet.

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Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:42