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 Agenda for Map Making and Visualization of Spatial Data
 


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Agenda

On the first day, Welcome and Introductions begin at 8:45am in Ellison Hall, Room 2620, followed by the lecture at 9:15. On all other days, the lectures are from 9:00am to 1:00pm daily in Room 2620. Exercises are from 2:00 to 5:00pm in Room 2610 (computer lab next door).

Monday, July 22:
8:45

Welcome and Introductions

Helen Couclelis

9:15

Lectures:

 

 

Why Visualize Spatial Data in the Social Sciences?

Jeremy Crampton


The Cartographic Communication Process: Map Purpose, Map Functions, and Map Audience

Barbara Buttenfield


Putting data into context: Locational reference systems and map projections

Waldo Tobler

2:00

Exercise:

 
 

Downloading and processing census data with GIS. Labs will be supervised by UCSB teaching assistants.

Office hour: Jeremy Crampton

 

     
Tuesday, July 23:
9:00

Lectures:

 

 

Maps as Social Constructions

Jeremy Crampton


The Art in Cartography: Graphic Design Issues

Sara Fabrikant


Mapping Statistical Data: Data Classification

Barbara Buttenfield

2:00

Exercise:

 
 

Downloading and processing census data with GIS. Labs will be supervised by UCSB teaching assistants.

Office hour: Barbara Buttenfield

 

     
Wednesday, July 24:
9:00

Lectures:

 

 

Working at Different Map Scales: Map Generalization

Barbara Buttenfield


Do My Eyes Deceive Me? Perceptual and Cognitive Issues in Visualization

Mark Gahegan


Symbolizing Point, Line, and Areal features

Sara Fabrikant

2:00

Exercise:

 
 

GeoVista Studio I.
Lab Instructor: Frank Hardisty

Office hour: Mark Gahegan

 

     
Thursday, July 25:
9:00

Lectures:

 

 

The Art and Science of Discovery

Mark Gahegan


Continuous Surfaces: Point and Pycnophylactic Interpolation

Wolf-Dieter Rase


Software Tools for Exploration & Discovery: GeoVISTA Studio

Mark Gahegan

2:00

Exercise:

 
 

GeoVista Studio II.
Lab Instructor: Frank Hardisty

Office hour: Wolf-Dieter Rase

 

     
Friday, July 26:
9:00

Lectures:

 

 

Cartographic Animation

Wolf-Dieter Rase


Information Visualization: Using GeoVis Principles for Non-Spatial Data

Sara Fabrikant


3D Mapping: Going From the Real to the Virtual

Keith Clarke

2:00

Projects:

 
 

Presentation and discussion of participants' own data/mapping projects. Bring your data, bring information on your own mapping ideas/project to share with the group!

Office hour: Waldo Tobler

 

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