By Judith A. Tyner PhD
This authoritative, reader-friendly introductory textual content offers middle ideas of excellent map layout that practice despite construction equipment or technical procedure. The e-book addresses the the most important questions that come up at each one step of creating a map: who's the viewers? what's the goal of the map? the place and the way will or not it's used? scholars get the information had to make sound judgements approximately info, typography, colour, projections, scale, symbols, and nontraditional mapping and complicated visualization strategies. The books software is stronger through over two hundred illustrations, together with 23 colour plates instructed readings on the finish of every bankruptcy a thesaurus and suggested net assets. the entire figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides. «From a revered cartographer, it is a well-written and easy-to-understand textbook for an introductory path in cartography or map layout. an enormous benefit of this booklet is that it doesn't concentrate on particular GIS software program relatively, the layout ideas should be utilized to any GIS software program used to make maps. layout issues for stimulating new mapping applied sciences - reminiscent of net mapping, lively and interactive maps, and maps for the visually impaired - also are covered.» - Michael Leitner, division of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana country collage Editor, Cartography and Geographic details technological know-how «Tyner attracts on years of expertise to come back a design-driven method of the introductory cartography textual content. She weaves jointly functional and theoretical concerns in discussions that concentrate on an realizing of which means instead of memorization of definitions and equations. teachers will locate the bankruptcy that includes six map makeovers to be quite valuable for educating scholars the the most important abilities of map modifying and redesign.» - Margaret Pearce, division of Geography, Ohio collage.
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Is the map designed to show research findings, to store information, to teach concepts, or to illustrate relationships? The message will probably be unclear unless the cartographer has a definite idea of the purpose of the map. 7 shows two maps of the same basic subject designed for different purposes. Note the variations in emphasis. 24 MAP DESIGN Maple Syrup Production in New England 2007 New England States Vermont ME Maine NH New Hampshire VT below 10,000 10,000 - 100,000 Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut GALLONS MA CT RI 100,001 - 500,000 over 500,000 Total Production: 1,021,953 Gals.
GIS software is a powerful analytical tool with map presentation capabilities. With GIS, data can be linked to places and calculations can be made. As of this writing there are some design limitations and some types of symbol that are difficult or impossible to create using GIS. These problems will be solved at some point. By the same token, some symbols that are easy to produce with GIS cannot easily be created manually or with presentation software. Presentation or illustration software, such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, is used by graphic artists and allows for highly creative products.
If the river is represented by a single line, the letters should be placed, if possible, with the bottoms of the letters closest to the river. The direction of the slant of italic letters should be in the direction of the flow, if possible, while still permitting easy reading. The name of the river should follow the curve of the feature; therefore, for ease in placement, the name is usually placed in a straight stretch of the river, if possible. Large water bodies such as lakes and seas should have the name placed totally within the feature.