Monday, April 15, 2013

GIS3015 Cartographic Skills Student Spotlight- Isoline Mapping Lab

GIS3015 Cartographic Skills, Instructor, Mrs. Trisha Holtzclaw

Isoline Mapping

In this lab we created an isohyet map illustrating mean annual precipitation for the state of Georgia.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Distinguish between true point vs conceptual point data
  • Compare/Contrast manual vs automated interpolation methods
    • Triangulation
    • Inverse-distance
    • Kriging
  • Examine the different types of symbolization
  • Manually interpolate point data into contour lines
  • Create contour lines in ArcGIS using automated interpolation techniques
  • Draw isolines using Adobe Illustrator


The following student was chosen for their exceptional work on the Isoline Mapping assignment:

Brendan White

About Brendan: Brendan lives in southern NJ and works for a civil engineering/land surveying company.  His company has a strong interests in developing a GIS department and we are sure that Brendan is up for the task.  He spends a lot of time working with government contracts which are starting to have more and more GIS deliverables.  Welcome to the spotlight Brendan, you are in the right place.

What we like: His map was simple and to the point. He did an excellent job with his layout and made a grey scale map look polished and professional. Excellent job Brendan!

"The map was submitted for the week nine lab in the cartographic skills class. This was an exercise in the use of the pen and pencil tool in Illustrator. Moreover the goal was to understand how to interpolate a map of points, turning it into contours."

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