My first posting here, I’m part of a team seeking input for a new classroom-based cartography course. This course will be taught with ArcGIS as the primary map production software. With this in mind, I’d like your input on the following course content.
-Cartographic topics/tools that should be included in the new course
-Student experience (one project developed throughout the class vs stand-alone topics covered in each chapter, etc.)
-Cartographic theory balanced with practical application within ArcGIS. Should these be integrated together in each chapter or taught separately?
-Software to be discussed/included in exercises (ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, new PDF capabilities, etc.)
-How much emphasis should be placed on designing maps for on-line use
-What topics should be discussed when teaching differences in map design for paper vs screen (Internet)
-Any additional comments from your own cartography class experiences which would be useful in planning a course
I look forward to hearing from you.
Your ideas are greatly appreciated.