Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ARC 284 - Computer Cartography and CAD

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Cartographic techniques and hardware for computer generation of maps. Includes an introduction to: methods and techniques, and application projects.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 265 /ARC 265 /GEO 265 /GIS 265  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: Same as ANT 284 /GIS 284 .


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Relate the concepts associated with cartographic software.
  2. Configure and operate the hardware.
  3. Use the application software and associated commands.
  4. Enter data from a variety of sources.
  5. Assemble data and construct maps from various data sources.
  6. Demonstrate skills in applying knowledge to archaeological applications.

Outline:
  1. Introduction
    1. Hardware Configuration
    2. The Software Environment
    3. Cartography
    4. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    5. Graphic Portrayal Packages
    6. Desktop Mapping
    7. Cartographic Concepts and Terms
  2. Methods and Techniques
    1. Program Capability
    2. Archaeological Applications
    3. Data Sources
    4. Applying Commands in CAD
    5. Data Importing and Manipulation
    6. Data Transfer and Transformation
    7. Raster and Vector Conversions
  3. Application Projects
    1. Tutorial Projects: Learning Commands
    2. Tutorial Projects: Applying Commands and Concepts
    3. Digitizing Maps
    4. Thematic Maps
    5. Maps From Field Data
    6. Data and Maps From Satellite Imagery


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18



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