Penelope Mitchell, Instructor
Congratulations to Alicia Lindbom for being selected as this week's student spotlight! Check out Alicia's blog here - Making Maps. Alicia is a returning adult learner currently completing the GIS Online Graduate Certificate program. She has been an environmental educator and program coordinator for the past 7 years, as well as a scientific illustrator on a recent Mesa College laboratory manual. Upon completion of the certificate, Alicia hopes that the new GIS skills paired with her outreach experience will move her into a higher level science education/research paired with field work. Alicia is the wife of a Navy helicopter pilot, currently stationed in the Milton/Pensacola, FL area. She loves spending time outside in all weather and conditions and enjoys learning the natural history of any area she finds herself in. Welcome to the spotlight Alicia - it's a great place to visit! Stay warm!
The typography lab tasked students with labeling a portion of the Florida Keys. That may sound pretty easy, but labeling a small island chain in accordance with typographic guidelines is anything but that! This lab was all about the little details. Students used graphic design software to get the job done.
Here's a short list of the Student Learning Outcomes for the Laboratory Section.
- Demonstrate general typographic guidelines when making a map
- Choose appropriate type families, type size, type style
- Employ proper type place for different feature types (point, line, area)
- Organize map elements to achieve balanced final map layout
- Demonstrate competency with CorelDraw
- Summarize and present lab activities and objectives