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DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY

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Kamal Kumar Barik

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Course Name : DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHY

Code(Credit) : MSGM 1203(2-2-0)

Course Objectives


  • • To know the basics, importance, and methods of Cartography

    • To study the various maps projection and co-ordinate systems.

    • To study the different aspects of design in cartography.

    • To learn the Generalization and designing aspects of cartography

    • To learn the different techniques of Map production and Reproduction

Learning Outcomes


  • • To learn the fundamental concepts of Cartography and its advancements as Digital Cartography.

    • The engineers will be enabling to different aspects of Map Making, Generalization, Map Production and Map Reproduction.

Course Syllabus

Module I

History and development of Cartography, Definition, scope and concepts of cartography. Characteristics of Map. Categories of maps. Methods of mapping, relief maps, thematic maps. Trends in Cartography.

Module II

Geodesy,Map projection, classification principles of construction of common projections, cylindrical, conical, azimuthal and globular projections. Properties & uses of projection. The spheroid, Map scale, and co-ordinate system. Plane co-ordinates in UTM system, projection used in Survey of India topographic sheets.

Module III

Sources of Data-Ground Survey and positioning, Remote sensing, Census and sampling, Data processing-image processing, digital database, Geographic and cartographic database, basic Statistical processing , Design of color and pattern, typography and lettering the map.

Module IV

Processing and generalizing geographic data, Simplification and Classification, computer assisted cartographic processes, symbolization, mapping with point, line and area symbols-Portraying the land surface form. Map Compilation-Analog and Digital Compilation.

Module V

Map reproduction. Methods of few copies and many copies. Map production: Form of Art Work-Construction Method-Output option- Digital cartography, Geographic Information System.

TEXT BOOK

1. Robinson .A. H, Morrison .J. L, Muehrcke .A. C, Kimerling .A. J and Guptill .S. C, “Elements of Cartography”, 6th Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1995.

2. Cromley .R.G, “Digital Cartography”, Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 1992.

3. Dent .B. D, “Cartography – Thematic Map Design”, 5th Edition, W C B McGraw-Hill, Boston, 1999.

4. Muller, “Advances in Cartography”, ISBN: 1851666036, Elsevier Science Publications.

5.Anson .R.W and Ormeling .F.J, “Basic Cartography for students and Technicians”, Vol., I, II and III Elsevier Applied Science publishers 2nd Edition, 1995.

6. Rampal .K.K., “Mapping and Compilation”, Concept Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1993

Session Plan

Session 1

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Session 2

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Dr. Kamal Kumar Barik is presently working as Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, CUTM, Bhubaneswar Campus. He did his Ph.D. at SRM University, Chennai in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS. He has been more than 8 years of teaching experience at Post Graduate level (M.Sc. and M.Tech.). Previously he was served as […]