GEO-SCI 592M/352         Computer Mapping        Spring 2020

Don Sluter

  • Meeting times and contacts
  • Accessibility
  • Objectives
  • Requirements
  • Organization 
  • Exercises
  • Grading
  • Lab policies
  • Lab schedule
  • Resources


Meeting times and contacts

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00PM to 2:15PM

in the GIS Lab -- Morrill IV South  Room 271

Syllabus/Schedule link.

Lab Schedule link.





Office hours :

Don Sluter Morrill 2, Room 269, 545-2538,   by appointment.

Home page (this page)



I will make every effort to accommodate anyone who wants to take this course. If you have concerns about this course because of a permanent or temporary disability, please contact me or leave an anonymous note in my mailbox in the Geosciences common room (Morrill 254).



To learn cartography in a hands-on project based setting.


Attendance is mandatory. In this class, there is no substitute for hands-on experience.


There will be a number of exercises assigned and worked on in class.  You should plan on spending no more than one or two hours a week outside class on these exercises.

Download the Exercises and data:
Left click on a link, leave the default option (Windows Explorer) in the dialogue box checked, click OK, and drag the folder to your desktop.


Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 5B RASTER
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
Exercise 8 
Exercise 9
Orientation, Rules, and Conventions


Attendance                      10%

Six In-class exercises       25%

Three Mapping projects  50%

Final Map                      15%


Projection Link