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This introductory textbook introduces students to the different types of map projections, map design, and map production.Cartographyis generally for a sophomore or junior level course for geography majors and many professors are beginning to introduce computer cartography throughout the course.
Table of Contents
PART I THEMATIC MAPPING ESSENTIALS
1 Introduction to Thematic Mapping
2 Basic Geodesy, Coordinate Systems, and Scale
3 Map Projections
4 The Nature of Geographic Data and the Selection of Thematic Map Symbols
5 Descriptive Statistics and Data Classification
PART II TECHNIQUES OF QUANTITATIVE THEMATIC MAPPING
6 Mapping Enumeration and Other Areally Aggregated Data: The Choropleth Map
7 The Dot Density Map
8 From Point to Point: The Proportional Symbol Map
9 Mapping Geographic Surfaces: Isarithmic and Three-Dimensional Maps
10 The Cartogram: Value-by-Area Mapping
11 Dynamic Representation: The Design of Flow Maps
PART III DESIGNING THEMATIC MAPS
12 The Map Design Process and the Elements of Map Composition
13 Making the Map Readable: The Intelligent Use of Type
14 Principles for Color Thematic Maps
PART IV MAP PRODUCTION
15 Printing Fundamentals and Prepress Operation for the Cartographer