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The Institute of Cartography: 

The Institute of Cartography Cartography at ETH Zurich - Experiences and Contributions to the ICA - CET’s Aims Marion Werner

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Contents I. The Institute of Cartography at ETH Zurich History Mission Research & Development II. Cartography Courses at IKA Teaching Bachelor & Master Courses Future Priorities in Teaching ...

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Contents ... III. E-Learning in GIS, Geography and Cartography E-Learning Projects at IKA One project introduces itself - Studying Cartography with GITTA Future Priorities in Teaching at IKA E-Learning in Cartography for Basic Training on the Job – The FOCUS IV. My work at IKA 2002 - 05 ...

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Contents ... V. Planned Future Activities VI. Synergies resp. Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims? VII. Discussion

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History of IKA Tradition of topography and cartography at ETHZ since 1855: Wild, Becker, Imhof, Spiess IKA founded in 1925 by Prof. Eduard Imhof Oldest academic research institute in cartography worldwide Focus in topographic, thematic and atlas cartography Atlas of Switzerland, Swiss World Atlas

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Mission Maintain and develop strengths and knowledge in cartographic visualisation Apply and extend to new media, IT and thematic fields Promote the power of cartographic methodologies to (GIS) users and students Less data acquisition; more data selection, harmonisation, interaction and visualisation

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Research and Development Cartographic data models and tools Cartographic visualisation and design Natural hazards mapping E-learning in cartography Atlas Information Systems (Web, CD/DVD, e.g. Atlas of Switzerland)

Teaching: 

Teaching The only full-fledged cartography curriculum in Switzerland – university level Students from ETH departments, Uni ZH Face to face lectures, combined with e-learning components Blended learning, at individual pace Lab work, exercises

Courses (Bachelor-/ MasterStudies): 

Courses (Bachelor-/ MasterStudies) I. Geometry and Computer Graphics II. Basic Cartography II.a) Thematic Carto. and Geodata Analysis III. Digital Cartography IV. Multimedia Cartography Colloquium Cartography Practicals, Thesesa BS MS

E-Learning in Cartography (uni-level.): 

E-Learning in Cartography (uni-level.) GeoVITe SVC NAHRIS: SVC CARTOuCHe: Multimedia Carto. 3-D LBS SVC GITTA: GeoVITe: Cartographic Data Portal for ETHZ Geographic Information Technology Training Alliance Dealing with Natural Hazards

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GITTA - Project Introduction & Demo E-Learning Materials in GIS-Technology and Cartography www.gitta.info http://www.karto.ethz.ch

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Institute of Cartography ETH Zurich Switzerland M.Werner www.gitta.info http://www.karto.ethz.ch Multimedia dedication with an obvious surplus value, instead of conventional teaching methods The GITTA Project Planned to partly substitute ex-cathedra teaching Modular, flexible structure

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Institute of Cartography ETH Zurich Switzerland M.Werner GITTA - State of Affairs GITTA worked problem driven & sustainability oriented www.gitta.info http://www.karto.ethz.ch

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Institute of Cartography ETH Zurich Switzerland M.Werner In Depths Information about GITTA Join the Oral Presentation: www.gitta.info http://www.karto.ethz.ch ‘E-Learning Materials in GIS-Technology and Cartography Towards an Open-Content Solution’ ICC ACoruna - Session 2 – Theme 4 Thuesday, 12 July 05, 11 am, Room 2.1

Teaching: Future Priorities: 

Teaching: Future Priorities Consolidate BS/MS curriculum Build-up comprehensive blended-learning environment, enhancement of learning flexibility Strengthen position as centre of excellence in cartographic education in Switzerland Involve students in research activities

E-Learning in Cartography (onthejob): 

E-Learning in Cartography (onthejob) E-book Pdf format More than 2000 pages Version 2004 Next version expected 2009

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005: 

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005 Within GITTA ... Developing Guidelines for Screendesign for the development of e-learning materials within GITTA, distributed to all GITTA authors. Creating design for user interface, navigation, etc. Creating lessons for GITTA with the topics: Colour Design, Typography, Topographic Cartography, Thematic Cartography This includes text writing, multimedia asset generation and implementation into XML /ELML

Planned Future Activities: 

Planned Future Activities Within GITTA ... Clarify Copyrights & open content under ‘Creative Commons’ License in autumn 2005 .. for GITTA means: Attribution Requirement Share Alike Non Commercial Set up an authorisation tool letting accepted authors make contributions to GITTA Built a GITTA Community & benefit from content-quality improvements

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005: 

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005 Within Teaching Cartography at IKA ... Managing the course organisation, structure & exercises Involved in Lectures: Basic Cartography, Thematic Carto – former GIS & Cartography, Data Transfer, MapPublisher, Adobe Illustrator Supporting exercises Scriptwriting Preparing Thematic Cartography Lecture

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Planned Future Activities Within Teaching Cartography at IKA ... Consolidate new contents on Bachelor & Master-level

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005: 

My Work at IKA 2002 - 2005 Within Conception of Cartography Courses ... Develop a hybrid-learning concept for our new thematic cartography lecture Concentrating on theoretical aspects within e-learning (media-didactic, CSCW, Usability, Instructional Design, Course design, Laws in e-learning, Ethics, etc.) Find a concept to implement it as hybrid-learning course.

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Planned Future Activities Within Conception of Cartography Courses ... Realise thematic Cartography course as hybrid teached course within an ex-cathedra teaching environment Derive materials for implementing & using in GITTA as hybrid teached course Create a concept for pure online teaching & learning with GITTA materials Derive & extend materials possible to use as pure online course

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims?: 

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims? GITTA = web-based Cartography course Independant ‘program’ that can be used and extended by anyone authorised, e.g. YOU. With GITTA’s newly created E-Lesson Markup Language ELML, a template for creating modules exist as open-source application based on XML – see: www.sourceforge.net The concept for pure online learning in Cartography as base for teaching students living far apart Results ... cont’d

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims?: 

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims? Results I ... Teaching students online in Cartography Requirements: As described in David Fraser’s paper ‘The Web Course in Cartography – some preliminary thoughts’ (2000) Access & Interaction: see D.Fraser 2000 Free Access, Ability to download on the fly (except interactive elements), non commercial, etc. cont’d

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims?: 

Contributions to the ICA CET’s Aims? Results II ... Requirements for course participants: Via Learning Managment System (as open source available) able to check upon their progress, through tests, self-assessments, exercises, etc... accompanied by teaching staff Interaction possible on various ways that are are technically now possible also via free tools GITTA or LMS offers answers to questions asked Accompanying as a NEED for guiding, feedback and motivation and many more ..... to be discussed ...

Conclusion: 

The ICA CET‘s aims and demands of course functionallity in comparison with GITTA‘s aims & functionality are very similar. GITTA‘s technique and pool of basic learning materials +PLUS + Contributions from YOU – ICA CET Members and any further authorised person =equals= WEB COURSE as ICA CET strived for. Conclusion

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