Maps in the computer age (Spring term) (CMP 08)

  • Day and time: Friday 12:00 - 13:00
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (10 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 20
  • Start date: 21 January 2022
  • Description:

    We will start with a brief history of mapping, and then look at some of the new ways we can nowadays use information traditionally shown on maps - SatNav systems, Web Mapping, Google Earth, Geographic Information Systems, etc. We will then look at the new technologies that make these new developments possible and consider a range of applications of geographical information systems including e-government, planning, the environment, transportation and location-based services and some of the ethical and societal issues involved. Hopefully there will be time to do a little crystal ball gazing. No previous knowledge will be assumed, but some level of familiarity with the Internet would be useful. The course will introduce a wide range of websites with geographical content. There will be a class website and in the final session members can present their own topics. This is an update of the course given last year.

  • Format: Seminar

  • Tutor: Peter Woodsford
  • My career has been in the Geographical Information industry.

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