Title

Cartography Competition: Children's Reference Map of the United States

Date

5-26-2016 1:30 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 3:30 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Earth and Physical Science

Session Chair

Melinda Shimizu

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Title

Applications of Geospatial Technology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Melinda Shimizu

Abstract

Cartography is the art and science of making maps. While there is certainly room for creativity, there are well-defined standards that guide the process of creating a map. These standards direct and clarify the choices made in all aspects of map composition. Of chief concern for the mapmaker is consideration of the intended map audience. Knowing this audience directs the entire process and the design choices made in executing a map. For this project, 9 students in ES 340 are directed to create a reference map of the U.S. for kindergarten students. Their choices in map design are to reflect the needs of their audience and the results of their work are presented as an assemblage of 9 different maps designed for the same purpose, but created by 9 different map authors. The variety in maps presented demonstrates both the flexibility and rigidity in map standards. Finally, these 9 maps are presented for evaluation by attendees of the Academic Excellence Showcase. Attendees will be able to vote for which of the maps they think is best. The top 2 selected maps will be presented to kindergarteners at Ash Creek elementary school for kindergarten students to select the best map of the group.

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May 26th, 1:30 PM May 26th, 3:30 PM

Cartography Competition: Children's Reference Map of the United States

WUC Pacific Room

Cartography is the art and science of making maps. While there is certainly room for creativity, there are well-defined standards that guide the process of creating a map. These standards direct and clarify the choices made in all aspects of map composition. Of chief concern for the mapmaker is consideration of the intended map audience. Knowing this audience directs the entire process and the design choices made in executing a map. For this project, 9 students in ES 340 are directed to create a reference map of the U.S. for kindergarten students. Their choices in map design are to reflect the needs of their audience and the results of their work are presented as an assemblage of 9 different maps designed for the same purpose, but created by 9 different map authors. The variety in maps presented demonstrates both the flexibility and rigidity in map standards. Finally, these 9 maps are presented for evaluation by attendees of the Academic Excellence Showcase. Attendees will be able to vote for which of the maps they think is best. The top 2 selected maps will be presented to kindergarteners at Ash Creek elementary school for kindergarten students to select the best map of the group.