Cartography and Topography

Landscape Management
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP


Not applicable.

An introduction of the basic concepts of topography, geodesics, cartography and GPS and its articulation with GIS tools. The students will also learn about reading, measurement and production of topographic charts as an experimental training project.

Basics of Geodesy.
Fundamentals of Cartography.
Topography: Altimetry, Slope, Contours, Aspect.

Evaluation Methodology
Written test (80%) + written assignment (20%)

- Geográfico do Exercito, I. (2002). Manual de Leitura de Cartas. Lisboa: IGEOE
- Gaspar, J. (2000). Cartas e Projecções Cartográficas. Lisboa: Lidel
- Baio, M. e Matos, J. e Casaca, J. (2000). Topografia Geral. Lisboa: Lisboa

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical classes including group or individual assignments. Case study analysis and discussion.

Software used in class