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