Cartography and Topography
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP
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.
Written test (80%) + written assignment (20%)
- Casaca, J. e Matos, J. e Baio, M. (2000). Topografia Geral. Lisboa: Lisboa
- Gaspar, J. (2000). Cartas e Projecções Cartográficas. Lisboa: Lidel
- Geográfico do Exercito, I. (2002). Manual de Leitura de Cartas. Lisboa: IGEOE
Method of interaction
Lectures and practical classes including group or individual assignments. Case study analysis and discussion.
Software used in class