Teaching workshop: Cartography, semiotics and cartographic communication

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The laboratory proposes the acquisition of the main cartographic concepts (theoretical and practical), the exercise of reading and interpreting the maps, the recognition of geographical data and their processing in information and the understanding of the explicit and implicit symbolic messages of the cartographic documents.
Expected learning outcomes
The learning outcomes expected at the end of the course are knowledge of the elements, methods, aims and tools of cartography and its historical evolution; also the development of skills related to iconographic communication and cartographic semiology.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The contents of the laboratory are an introduction to cartography, its elements, methods, purposes and tools; notes on the history of cartography and associated worldviews; thematic and general cartography; iconographic communication and cartographic semiology; metacartographic and paracartographic representations; GIS; current map production in Italy.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of general geography.
Teaching methods
The teaching is active through the proposal of group work on case studies and insights with presentation of the results and subsequent discussion
Teaching Resources
The bibliography is provided by the teacher at the beginning of the course
Assessment methods and Criteria
Practice test and group discussion.
- University credits: 3
Laboratories: 20 hours
Professor: Gilardi Thomas