This course introduces a variety of interrelated concepts and methods relevant to the conceptualization, production, analysis, dissemination of various types of maps. Especially the map’s scale and projection will be described in detail. Map scale indicates the relationship between the actual distances on the map and the actual distances on Earth. This relationship can be expressed by drawing a graphical scale, a verbal scale, or a representative fraction. It also involves the construction and properties of map projection.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Choose a suitable scale for drawing the map
  •  knowledge of map reading and map drawing
  • Identify the principles involved in the map production process
  • label maps using cartographic placement conventions
  • Select map projections to suit map purposes

Recommended Books:

  1. Singh, G. (2009). Map Work And Practical Geography. (4thed.). New Dehli: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
  2. Getis, A. Getis, J., Bjelland, M., & Fellmann, J. (2011). Introduction to Geography (13th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Publishers.
  3. Clarke, K. (2010). Getting started with Geographic Information System. New York: Prentice Hall.
  4. Bygot, J. (1960). An Introduction to Map Work & Practical Geography. London: Tutorial Press.

Course Start Date: October 12, 2020

Course End Date:   Feb 19, 2021

Class Timing

Monday        11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Tuesday        11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Thursday      09:00 AM- 10:00 AM


Assessment Criteria: Total Marks 100

Sessional: 20 [ Assignments (05) Presentations (05)  Quiz (05) Attendance (05) ]

Mid Term  (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material