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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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GIS 284 - Computer Cartography and CAD

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

Cartographic principles and techniques for the development and production of maps using a variety of software packages with a focus on AutoCAD.  Includes an examination of scale and distance on maps, coordinate systems, projections, symbology, and best practices for cartographic excellence. Also includes the generation of topographic contours from data points, digitizing of hand-drawn maps, and the integration of dwg files into ArcGIS Pro.

Prerequisite(s): GIS 265  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: Computer skills are necessary for success in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the concepts associated with cartographic principles.
  2. Use basic AutoCAD commands
  3. Use non-cartographic software to produce accurate and attractive maps
  4. Use AutoCAD to produce accurate and attractive maps
  5. Create contour maps from 3D point data
  6. Integrate AutoCAD and other maps into ARCGis Pro

  1. Cartographic Principles
  2. Basic AutoCAD techniques
  3. Map Production with non-cartographic software
  4. Map Production with AutoCAD
  5. Creation of Contour Maps
  6. Integration of AutoCAD and ArcGIS Pro

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