Course ID | Course Name | Instructor | Room Number | Time |
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GELb 107 | Fundamentals of Cartography and Map Projection | Md. Jamal Khan; Md. Amran Hossan | 201 | 2:30-4:50 P.M. (Monday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Thursday) |

1. Introduction to Cartography: Definition, History, Importance and Application

2. Maps: Definition, History, Types-based on scale and content.

2.1. Importance and uses of maps

2.2. Basic elements of map: Scale: Definition, Types and Use; Construction of scale: Linear, Comparative and Diagonal

2.3. Enlargement and Reduction of Map; Combining map

2.4. Distance Measurement and Area measurement

3. Map Design and Symbology: Principles of map design; Cartographic Design; International Colour Scheme; Theory, Models and Perception; Typographic Map Production

4. Thematic map: Definition and Concept: Methods/Techniques of Thematic Mapping- Choropleth, Isopleths, Dot, Flow, Proportional symbol, Isarithmic and Diagrammatic method; Cartogram

5. Computer Cartography: Definition, Principles and Use

5.1. Dynamic/Interactive mapping

5.2. Computer Mapping Software

5.3. GIS system: Geo-visualisation

6. Map Projection; Definition and Uses; Classification (Perspective, Non-perspective, Conventional, Cylindrical Conical Zenithal); Geo-referencing

7. Construction of Various Projections (Graphical and Mathematical) along with their Merits and Demerits.

7.1. Cylindrical Equal Area Projection.

7.2. Mercator’s Projection

7.3. Conical Projection with one Standard Parallel

7.4. Bonne’s Projection

7.5. Zenithal Equal Area Projection

**Suggested Readings:**

Ahmed, K. S., Simple Map Projection

Robinson, A. H., Elements of Cartography

Singh, R.L., Elements of Practical Geography

Bygott, J., AN Introduction to Map Work and Practical Geography

Brown, Map Making

Monkhouse, F.J., Maps and Diagrams

Kellaway, G. P., Map Projection