GELb 312: Map Reading and Interpretation

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GELb 312Map Reading and InterpretationDr. Hafiza Khatun; Farzana Ahmed Mohuya2302:30 - 4:50 P.M. (Wednesday)
  1. Basics of Map Reading; Methods of Showing Relief; – Pictorial, Mathematical, Combination of the two (Pictorial Land Mathematical)
  2. Gradient Analysis:
    2.1 Slope Determination
    2.2 Understanding Contour. Profile drawing from imaginary contour.
    2.3 Techniques of Identifying Intervisibility; Cross Section; Gradients; Similar Triangle
  3. Interpretation of Topographical Maps:
    3.1 The Language of Maps; Marginal Information of Topographical and other Maps; Conventional Signs and Symbols; Concept of Sheet Number
    3.2 Interpretating the Physical Features; Understanding the Relief and Slopes. Identifying for Physiographic Regions
    3.3 Interpretating the Human/Cultural Features
    3.4 General Understanding of the Landuses; Communication Network; Analysis of the Relationship between Physical and Cultural Features, Look for Spatial Patterns; Distribution, Density and Regions
  4. Interpretation of Geological Map:
    4.1. Definition, Types and Use of Geological Map
    4.2. Study of Outcrop, Bedding, Unconformity, Folding, Faulting, Strike and Lineament
  5. Understanding the Weather Maps; Differences of Weather and Climatic Maps; Signs and Symbols of Weather Maps

Suggested Readings:

  • Bygott, John, An Introduction to Mapwork and Practical Geography
  • Singh, R.L., Elements of Practical Geography
  • Ajaegbu, H.I. and Faniran, A., A New Approach to Practical Work in Geography
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