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Course Title[Course Code]:Cartographic Communication[053103]

Faculty: Arts
Department: Geography
Program: Specialized diploma in Maps and geographical information systems
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Postgraduate(Diploma-Not Available)
Lecture:( 2 ) Practical / Clinical:( - ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
The course aims at drawing the attention of the map designer to the fact that the map is a communication tool between its designer and user. Consequently, the needs of the user should be met in the course of map design. Equally important is how he or she perceives maps and its implications on the success of the methods of cartographic representation. . The course comprises: communication: its concepts and models, perception: its concepts and models and its relation to communication, cartographic communication system, cartographic communication tools, principles of visual perception in cartographic communication, reception of cartographic information: selection, recording, remembering, interpretation.