week by week
date work

Tuesday,

September 1

Housekeeping & Introductions

Discussion:

  • Maps & Historians

Map:

  • “A Table Setting,” 1922 (handout)

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Pen Tool

Monday,

September 7

NO CLASS (Labor Day)

BLOG URL DUE

Tuesday

September 8

LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES

Reading: Keeping A Historian’s Perspective

  1. Henri Lefebvre, The Production of Space
  2. Denis Wood, Rethinking the Power of Maps, Chaps. 1–3
  3. J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps, Chaps. 1, 4–5
  4. David Woodward, “Introduction” in David Woodward, ed., Art and Cartography

Websites: Collections

  1. David Rumsey Collections
  2. USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer
  3. Map History
  4. American Memory: Maps
  5. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Live Trace & More Pen Tool

BLOG POST #1

Tuesday

September 15

Reading: Natives & Newcomers

  1. J. B. Harley, The New Nature of Maps, Chap. 6
  2. Woodward et al., History of Cartography, Vol. 2, Book 4
  3. Barbara E. Mundy, “Mapping the Aztec Capital: The 1524 Nuremberg Map of Tenochtitlan, Its Sources and Meanings,” Imago Mundi, Vol. 50 (1998): 11–33 (online)

Maps:

  1. “Tenochtitlan, 1524” (download)

Websites: Indigenous Maps

  1. 1837 Ioway Map

Discussion:

  • Kinds of Maps

Practicum: Illustrator & Cartography

  • Other Mapping Tools

BLOG POST #2 DUE

Tuesday,

September 22

Reading: Historical Atlases

  1. Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of the United States
  2. Jeremy Black, Maps and History

Websites: Atlases

  1. Edward Quin, Historical Atlas, 1830
  2. Fletcher Hewes, Statistical Atlas, United States, 1870
  3. Cole Harris, ed., Atlas of Historical Geography of the US, 1993

Discussion:

  • Historical Atlases & Final Projects

Practicum: Mapping Software

  • Ortelius Demo & Natural Scene Designer

HISTORICAL ATLAS EVALUATION DUE

BLOG POST #3 DUE

Tuesday,

September 29

Reading: Cartographic Tools for Historians

  1. Anne Kelly Knowles & Amy Hillyer, Placing History
  2. John Krygier, Making Maps (recommended)

Websites: Map Sources & Tools

  1. Relief Shading: Try It
  2. Shaded Relief: Guide to Making Bird’s-eye Views
  3. GIS Community ($)
  4. TypeBrewer
  5. ColorBrewer

Practicum: Mapping Software

  • Natural Scene Designer

BLOG POST #4 DUE

Friday,

October 2

LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES

Tuesday,

October 6

Reading: Maps & US History–Overview

  • Susan Schulten, Mapping the Nation

Websites: Mapping Ideas & Dreams

  1. Mapping the Nation (companion website)
  2. Strange Maps
  3. Places That Don’t Actually Exist
  4. Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World or Not

Practicum: DEMs & Rubber Sheeting

  • Natural Scene Designer

BLOG POST #5 DUE

FREEHAND & DIGITAL MAPS DUE

Tuesday,

October 13

NO CLASS (Columbus Day)

BLOG POST #6 DUE

Tuesday,

October 20

Reading: Maps & US History–The 18th Century

  1. Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America
  2. Martin Brückner, “The Material Map: Lewis Evans and Cartographic Consumer Culture, 1750-1775,” Common-Place, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2008): 1–10 (online)

Websites: Sanborn Maps

  1. Sanborn Maps: LOC
  2. Sanborn Maps: Utah
  3. Sanborn Maps: Florida
  4. SketchUp Video Tutorials

Practicum: DEMs & Rubber Sheeting

  • Natural Scene Designer & Sanborn Maps

BLOG POST #7 DUE

Tuesday,

October 27

Reading: Maps & US History–The 19th Century

  1. Anthony Grafton et al., Catographies of Time
  2. Penny L. Richards, “Could I but Mark Out My Own Map of Life": Educated Women Embracing Cartography in the Nineteenth-Century American South,” Cartographica, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2004) 1–17 (online)
  3. Diane Dillon, “Mapping Enterprise: Cartography and Commodification at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition” in Helena Michie, ed., Nineteenth-Century Geographies: The Transformation of Space

Websites: Experiments

Practicum: Architecture, Terrain & Landscape

  • Vue d’Esprit Demo & SketchUp

“RUBBER SHEETING” PROJECT DUE

BLOG POST #8 DUE

Tuesday,

November 3

Reading: Maps & History–The 20th Century

  1. Diane Dillon, “Consuming Maps,” Chap 7 in James R. Akerman et al, Maps: Finding Our Place
  2. Susan Schulten, “Richard Edes Harrison and the Challenge to American Cartography,” Imago Mundi, Vol. 50, (1998): 174–188 (online)
  3. James R. Akerman, “Twentieth-Century American Road Maps and the Making of a National Motorized Space,” Chap. 5 in James R. Akerman, ed., Cartographies of Travel and Navigation
  4. John Cloud, “American Cartographic Transformations during the Cold War,” Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2002): 261–282 (online)

Practicum: Architecture, Terrain & Landscape

  • SketchUp

BLOG POST #9 DUE

Tuesday,

November 10

Reading: Maps of Imagination

  1. Katherine Harmon, ed., You Are Here
  2. Richardo Padron, “Mapping Imaginary Worlds,” Chap 6 in James R. Akerman et al, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Websites: Imaginary Worlds

  1. Fantasy Cartography: Parts 1–8 (Also iTunes)
  2. Dell Map Back Mysteries

Practicum: Practice

  • Vue d'Esprit Demo & SketchUp

BLOG POST #10 DUE

Tuesday,

November 17

Reading: Maps & History–The 21st Century

  • David Bodenhammer et al., Spatial Humanities, Chaps. 8, 10

Discussion: Problems & Resources

  • Final Projects

Practicum: Online Mapping

ARCHITECTURAL RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT DUE

BLOG POST #11 DUE

Tuesday,

November 24

Practicum: Online Mapping

  • Mapbox Studio

BLOG POST #12 DUE

Tuesday,

December 1

Practicum: Online Mapping

  • Mapbox Studio

BLOG POST #13 DUE

Tuesday,

December 8

Discussion:

FINAL PROJECTS DUE (preliminary)

BLOG POST #14 DUE

Tuesday,

December 15

Discussion:

FINAL PROJECTS DUE

SELF-EVALUATION DUE