Introduction to Digital Cartography and GIS Mapping

Course Introduction

2 WEEKS | Kshs 40,000 / US$ 600

Cartography is the knowledge associated with the art, science and technology of maps and seeks to portray spatial relationships among selected phenomena. Cartography has undergone a radical transformation through the introduction of digital technology but the fundamental principles remain the same and unchanged.

This course provides an introduction to digital cartography, its principles, concepts, software and hardware necessary to produce good maps, especially in the context of GIS.

Objectives
  • Understand the various purposes, roles and representations of cartographic presentation.
  • Understand the various purposes, roles and representations of cartographic presentation.
  • To gain and practice the use of cartographic language in the creative design of digital maps.
  • Gain skills in digital cartographic design, representation and production in a GIS environment.
  • Gain an understanding of digital cartographic software and its uses.
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Digital Cartography
  • Introduction to Digital Cartography.
  • Fundamentals and Applications of Cartography.
  • Practical Digital Cartography and GIS Mapping Functionality.