GEOG 486
Cartography and Visualization

Welcome to GEOG 486 - Cartography and Visualization


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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs is available at the Geospatial Education Program Office.

Quick Facts about GEOG 486

  • Instructor: Fritz Kessler
  • Course Structure: Online, 8-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
  • Overview: GEOG 486 is one of several courses students may choose as their final course in the Certificate Program in Geographic Information Systems. Cartographic design projects emphasizing effective visual thinking and visual communication with geographic information systems. Prerequisites - GEOG 484
    NOTE: Portions of this course are offered as part of the Open Educational Resources initiative of Penn State's John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. You are welcome to use and re-use materials that appear in this site (other than those copyrighted by others) subject to the licensing agreement linked to the bottom of this and every page.