Communicating GIS is the first course to be offered from the M.S.A. with a specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIS) degree plan. This course begins with the basic theory of graphic design, cartography, and map production and distribution. Students then learn to communicate specific types of spatial and analytical information through maps, written and oral explanations, graphs, tables, charts, and interactive web mapping applications.
During week 9, students built on previous exercises and worked with techniques for including multiple variables within a single map. When effectively designed multivariate mapping can be used to show relationships between variables, making this method particularly useful for exploration and confirmation purposes. The lab drew on previous material such as color, choropleth and map design in general.
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Multivariate Mapping Module Learning Outcomes
- Recall map design choice for multivariate maps
- Explain how multivariate maps contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between variables.
- Carry out bivariate choropleth using GIS software