CartouCHe - Cartography for Swiss Higher Education
ETH Zurich (Project Leader)
Basel University of Applied Sciences
Hardly any other sub-area of geomatics and
geography has changed so radically in the past ten years as cartography.
After a first transition from analog to digital production methods for
printed maps in the early 1990s, the change in publishing media is one
of the greatest challenges facing cartography today.
The CartouCHe project is aimed at strengthening the leading international
role of Swiss cartography by offering a comprehensive overview of the
new multimedia cartography field on CD-ROM, Web environments and portable
devices. The three main modules and subject areas are multimedia maps,
mobile cartography using Location Based Services (LBS), and map-related
3D cartography. CartouCHe will rely on the conceptual and technical infrastructure
of the GITTA project and develop it further, in order to meet both the
specific requirements of the discipline and pedagogical standards. The
CartouCHe modules will be used in a blended learning setting at Switzerland’s
three leading institutions of higher education, which offer courses in
CartouCHe will consist of 15 lessons, equivalent to 3 ECTS credit units.