Geographic Information Science and Cartography

Cartography (/kɑːrˈtɒɡrəfi/; from Greek χάρτης chartēs, "papyrus, sheet of paper, map"; and γράφειν graphein, "write") is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

The fundamental problems of traditional cartography are to:

Modern cartography constitutes many theoretical and practical foundations of geographic information systems.

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Matching Geographic Information Science and Cartography Colleges

University of Maryland-College Park

Four or more years; Public; $36,683 average out-state tuition; $9,000 average in-state tuition

University of California-Santa Barbara

Four or more years; Public; $41,196 average out-state tuition; $11,442 average in-state tuition

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Four or more years; Public; $37,161 average out-state tuition; $9,273 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $60,446 average out-state tuition; $60,446 average in-state tuition

Binghamton University

Four or more years; Public; $24,910 average out-state tuition; $7,070 average in-state tuition

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $34,101 average out-state tuition; $11,018 average in-state tuition

University of Arizona

Four or more years; Public; $33,739 average out-state tuition; $10,990 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Geographic Information Science and Cartography Majors

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Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

$34,000 Varies See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

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$34,000

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$15,600 Varies See Details
 

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

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$15,600

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Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

Up to $11,000 Varies See Details
 

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

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Geography Department Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Montana

University of Montana at Missoula, Department of Geography

100% of tuition Varies See Details
 

Geography Department Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Montana

University of Montana at Missoula, Department of Geography

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100% of tuition

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Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $5,000 November 30, 2024 See Details
 

Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

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Up to $5,000

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November 30, 2024
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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$4,000 January 31, 2025 See Details
 

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

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$4,000

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January 31, 2025
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John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$3,750 Varies See Details
 

John B. and Jean M. Henkels Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

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$3,750

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Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

Up to $3,000 Varies See Details
 

Joel Picker Social Sciences Scholarship

North Iowa Area Community College

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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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