Map Reading and Interpretation 

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Course and instructor information  Grading and Attendance Policy  Course outline 
G&ES 115 (1 credit) 
Grading and Attendance Policy:
Your course grade will be based on the extent of your mastery of the outcomes listed below. I evaluate these outcomes in four assignments worth 50 points each and in two exams worth 400 points each for a course total of 1000 points. You are allowed to bring one page of notes to the two exams. Course grades are awarded as follows: 9001000 = A, 800899 = B, 700799 = C, 600699 = D, below 600 = F. Academic
Integrity: 
Student Learning Outcomes:
Among the evidence that a student displays for attainment of number 1 above is and for the attainment of number 2 above is each graduate will demonstrate an understanding of absolute location systems such as latitudelongitude and alphanumeric grids As the first course in the department’s geospatial techniques course sequence, Map Reading and Interpretation introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to meet departmental outcomes. By the end of this course, the student will

Communicating Basic Spatial IdeasStatic: location, direction, distance, distribution
Tools of Representation: Making and Interpreting Computer Maps
Communicating Spatial IdeasStatic, Continued
Maps and Change: SpatioTemporal ThinkingDynamic: motion, flow, force, interaction
Displaying and Analyzing the Shape of the Land: Topographic Maps and Geographic Information Systems


Conversion Factors:
inches x 2.54 = centimeters  centimeters x .394 = inches 
feet x .3048 = meters  meters x 3.281 = feet 
miles x 1.6094 = kilometers  kilometers x .6214 = miles 
Feet and Miles 1 mile = 5,280 feet Metric Lengths: 
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Created January 1997; revised 9 December 2013