The Cartography concentration is a second year option of the Geographic Sciences diploma program.
Combining science, esthetics and technique, cartography is the study and practice of making maps. As a cartographer, you are a visual communicator, building and illustrating maps that are attractive yet functional, so they can be quickly and easily used and understood. Your work may go on to stand as a valuable cartographic information source for many years.
Some of the areas you study are open source mapping, animated and interactive cartography, map production and research techniques. You enjoy hands-on learning and detail-oriented work and use the latest data software and equipment.
You may participate in map competitions – NSCC students have been recognized by National Geographic and Canadian Geographic for their work.
This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus.
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