Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Organizational Unit

College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment


Ski area map, Traditional topographic map, Ski runs, Elevation contours, Shaded topography, Skiers, Snowborders navigation


Traditional ski area trail maps have remained mostly unchanged for many decades. Since the earliest maps were produced, they have shown picturesque panoramic views of the ski mountain nestled in with its the surrounding peaks. Trees individually painted on the slopes, pristine and snow-covered, the runs marked as a winter wonderland. These maps are each an individual work of art, painstakingly created by skilled artists but they are not quality maps. This project will present a new view on the ski area map, creating a more traditional topographic map depicting ski runs, elevation contours, and shaded topography. The project will also examine the potential for moving the new map into a mobile app to better help skiers and snowboarders navigate.

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Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Greg Schonberger


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File Format



English (eng)


28 pgs

File Size

3.7 MB