Map and Photographic Interpretation

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Course Code: 
TOU 1203
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 
  1. Tourism Information and cartographic and photographic representation.
  2. Vision and perception.
  3. Topographic maps; representation of topographic features, identification and analysis of potential tourism resources from topographic maps.
  4. Otho-photomaps and tourism.
  5. Special-purpose and Special-subject maps; tourism, travel, recreation and leisure maps (Characteristics, Design, content and Interpretation).
  6. Challenges of using maps in tourism in developing countries.
  7. Types of photographs and their relevance to tourism.
  8. The Aesthetic qualities of photographs and its relevance to tourism marketing and promotion. Principles of Interpreting variuos types of photographs.
  9. Principles of taking various types of photograps, Photographic equipment and their use.
  10. Ethical considerations relating to production and use of maps and photographs.
  11. Trends and developments in the cartographic and photographic industry and implications for the tourism industry.
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