Portland Community College is offering (non-credit) a course in Cartography for Wilderness Exploration.
There will be six class meetings, three lectures and three labs: (all class meetings are on Saturday at Sylvania in HT301 from 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM)
If the class is successful we will ...
Students will use existing maps and/or verbal descriptions to pick a place that looks interesting but is not widely known. We'll gather publicly available information and make our own maps using free (or low cost) GIS programs. I hope that we all have a chance to hike and/or scramble to the places we picked and see how closely our maps matched the real world.
For some students this may be an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that may lead to enrollment in a PCC Geography Degree Program and a career in GIS.