Schedule & Assignments

Colours: red labs, blue class activities/discussions, green lectures
Readings are listed below the table.
Schedule and readings will be edited, updated throughout the term as necessary

 

Week Hour 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Assignments

1

Sept 6

Imagine Day Tuesday 6th,  No Classes

2

Sept 13

Course Overview and Expectations Review Cartographic Theory of Design
maps, web maps and infographics
A1
Map Critique 5%
Processing for week 2:
hello.processing.org
watch video
Processingdownload onto your laptops

3

Sept 20

Programming Art: Introduction to Processing Discussion A1
7 students, 5 min each
A1 due
come to class with Processing on laptops
A2 Programming Art 10%

4

Sept 27

Process Models of Cartographic Communication
Data Visualization Pipeline
Infographics:
from Tufte to Cairo

A2 due

A3: infographic-refugee-data 20%

5

Oct 4

Visual System, Visual Cognition, Eye Movement Studies and Cartographic Design Infographics:
Charts and Plots
Download R and R Studio 

6

Oct 11

Introduction to R tutorial
From Flat Files to Interactive Maps: Visualizing  Vancouver’s 311 Complaint Calls
Part 1: Acquire, Parse; Part 2: Filter, Mine
Joey/Andras R parse filter mine tutorial 
Discussion A3
7 students, 5 min each

A3 Due

 

7

Oct 18

From Flat Files to Interactive Maps: Visualizing  Vancouver’s Complaint 311 Calls
Part 3: Represent, Refine, Interactive
Joey/Andras R Leaflet mapping tutorial 
A4 Interactive web map in R assignment 15%
file: crime_csv_all_years
Joey’s Hexagon Grid url
Joey’s Haxagon grid files to download hexagonfiles

8

Oct 25

Discussion Final Projects

David Gill UBC SEEDS program

Map Use and Map Design: from static to interactive

9

Nov 1

Discussion A4
6 students, 5 min each
Deconstruction

A4 due

assignment-5 5%

10

Nov 8

 Web Mapping lecture and CartoDB Tutorial additional info: carto_doc
3.1.1 Vancouver Complaints Data
Discussion A5
7 students, 5 min each
A5 Due 

11

Nov 15

A Sampler of Mapping:

 1. First Nations                     2. Art and Maps                3. Mapping History                  4. Teaching Mapping to Children

12

Nov 22

Guest Lecture:
Geovisualization at HELP
J Alexander and E Walton
Research in Cartography

13

Nov 29

Final Project Presentations and PIZZA!
12-5:30,
 Dec 14 1:00 main office  Final Project Due  Final Project Due
12:30 Main Office in Geography