[OSGeo-Discuss] looking for introductory material on cartography

nimalika fernando nimalikaf at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 03:06:23 PDT 2009


I was involved in doing some introductory level GIS unit ( not for geography
people) in Asia last year.
Once I was asked to do that course, I faced the same situation as you. We
are working under very tight cost constraints and cannot use costly material
or ask people to use such.
I have prepared some presentations for the course  with lot of supporting
material from freely available web resources/ diagrams etc. That does not
cover sufficient level of GPS surveying .

There are few basic level tutorials I have prepared  on using software to
prepare maps also. I have used QGIS /Udig as the software.

Do you like to have a look at them ?

If so I may be able to provide an access code for this material available in
their website.  You may use them if useful for your purpose.


On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 2:35 PM, G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm going to teach a course (mostly as volunteer time) on GIS basics
> and GPS surveying for an ONG in Africa. The first two days they will
> self-teach cartography basics, then I'll begin from GIS, etc. They
> asked me if I could indicate them some links to free introductory
> material on cartography (earth shape, coordinates, maps, reference
> systems, projections, etc.).
> Does anybody know web resources, or could share copyleft
> tutorials/manuals/etc on the subject? I've found something googling,
> from wikipedia to some sparse course chapters, but I would like to
> find structured, clean and easy, stuff. Am I asking too much?
> Thanks very much,
> Giovanni
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Nimalika Fernando
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