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Hello I am a Masters student at Brighton studying GIS. I have been reading here for a while thought time to join! Cartographic design is key for me in GIS as presentation of maps is fundemental. I am interested in improving my design skills :D

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Hello wurge,

Do they offer formal coursework in cartography as part of your GIS curriculum - or do you just soak-it up on your own? I only ask that because I think that as the practice of GIS has become more commonplace, the line between GIS and Cartography has become a bit blurry.

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Hello wurge,

Do they offer formal coursework in cartography as part of your GIS curriculum - or do you just soak-it up on your own? I only ask that because I think that as the practice of GIS has become more commonplace, the line between GIS and Cartography has become a bit blurry.


What do you mean formal coursework in cartography? As in coursework that would be assessed based solely (or mainly) on cartographic design? I agree with the statement that the line between GIS and catrography is less defined. I mean we are taught how to make good maps in GIS, for e.g Good colour contrasts and appropriate symbology.

You also have to bare in mind it is only a 1 year degree, so for a BSc im sure there would be more emphasis on cartographic design. Despite this i think it is an important part of being (at the least) a good GIS specialist




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