GEOG 486
Cartography and Visualization

Welcome to GEOG 486 - Cartography and Visualization


New to GEOG 486?

Registered students - if this is your first visit to this course, please take some time to become familiar with the assignments and course environment by going to the Orientation.

Canvas, Penn State's course management system, provides the primary instructional materials for the course and the primary communications, calendaring, and submission tools for the course.

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(s): This course is taught by several instructors, including Marcela Suarez and Fritz Kessler. Please review the instructor information page to learn more about them.
  • Course Structure: Online, 10-15 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 or equivalent experience
    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 reuse 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.