[OSGeo-Discuss] looking for introductory material on cartography

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 03:35:23 PDT 2009

You may wish to look at some of the materials coming out of the the  
FOSS4G conference; I think the "making maps pretty" workshop will be  
up shortly as a PDF for example and it has an overview of the  
cartography/communication side of maps.


On 30/10/2009, at 9:06 PM, nimalika fernando wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Goodluck!
> Nimalika
> 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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