Map Reading: An Introduction to Cartography

Maps are used for both professional and recreational purposes. This six-week online course is aimed at anyone who would like to understand how maps are created and, mostly, to understand how to decrypt the information on a map. We will analyze the basics of maps and how we can “read” them to understand their meaning.

Concepts including scale, symbols, and coordinates will be explained with practical examples of maps based mostly on the ones used in the US. Electronic cartography, GPS navigation and GIS are other important tools that supplement the traditional printed maps. Their basic notion and applications will be illustrated.

Finally, some specific maps for the island of Martha’s Vineyard will be used as examples so to link the learning experience to our territory.

Class runs for 6 weeks on Wednesdays starting Sept. 16 through Oct. 21.

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Zoom invites will be emailed to registrants.

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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