[OSGeo-Discuss] looking for introductory material on cartography

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 15:52:38 PDT 2009

Thnaks Ian. That's a really interesting material, but it's out of our
course scope. I need something about basic geodesy, coordinates
systems, etc.

thank you anyway.

ps: wouldn't it be useful to gather such introductory resources under
the Education and Curriculum pages of the OSGeo wiki [1]?

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Education_and_Curriculum_Committee

2009/10/30 Ian Turton <ijturton at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 5:05 AM, 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?
> How  about https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog486/? It's CC BY NC SA
> Ian
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