Cartography curriculum
TR-c23 Map editing and design 1
III. grade 1. semester -- Lectures per week: 1+2 -- exam + practice mark -- Credit: 5
Responsible: Márton Mátyás -- Lecturer: Faragó Imre

Detailed description of the subject
1. week The beginning of map editing
Theoretical questions of map editing and design • Concept of map • Scale, classification of maps based on the scale • General map types • Sources for map editing. • The process of mapmaking
2. week Print marks, sources
First steps of map editing. • The map face. • The map model. • Main and accessory map. • Forming the sheet. • Print marks on the map
3. week Maps and content of the maps
The content of the map. • Aspects of cartographical representation. •Map elements . • Methods of cartographical representations. • Map signs and legend
4. week The philosophy of maps, generalisation
Philosophical bearing of maps. • Cartographer ethic, responsibility in informing • Generalisation. • Stages of generalisation. • Genaralisation threshold. • Generalisation rules
5. week Relief and planymetry I.
The relief • Contoured relief. • Hypsometrical representation. • Hillshading. • Hydrography.
6. week Planymetry II.
Land coverage. • Representation of coverage on middle and small scale maps. • Boundaries. • Representation of border lines
7. week Planymetry III.
Elements of transport. • Representation of roads. • Representation of railways • Representation of aviation and shipping. • Representation of pipelines and cables
8. week Toponymy I.
Parts of toponyms. • Requirements in lettering • Reference points of toponyms. • Toponyms referenced to point-like objects
9. week Toponymy II.
Settlement names. • Hungarian settlement eponymy • Gazetteer. • Name usage of neighbouring countries. • Orthographical features of neighbouring nations, their cartographical reference.
10. week Toponymy III.
Areal names. • The region • Names of regions based on physical geography, historical geography and ethnography approach. • Division of regions, regional approach. • Regional approach of the Hungarian and neighbouring nations, their effect on cartographical representation
11. week Toponymy IV.
Names of outskirts. • Administrational names • Names with linear reference
12. week Toponymy V. (Cartographical typography)
The role of typography in cartography. • Typical properties of characters. • Role of font styles in lettering. • Choosing fonts for maps
13. week Map esthetics, cartographical errors
Map decoration motifs. • Relation between decoration and content. • Front board of maps. • Heraldry and vexillology on maps. • Types of cartographical errors
14. week Legend realisation (map dissection)
Recognising the legend of geographical maps, defining legend categories
15. week Semester riport
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