Principles of Map Design

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-03
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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This authoritative, reader-friendly introductory text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach.

Author Biography

Judith Tyner is Professor Emerita of Geography at California State University Long Beach. She taught in the Geography Department for over 35 years, where she served as Department Chair for 6 years and as Director of the Cartography/GIS Certificate Program from its inception (1980) until her retirement. While at California State Dr. Tyner taught beginning and advanced cartography, map reading and interpretation, history of cartography, and remote sensing. She is a member of the Association of American Geographers, the North American Cartographic Information Society, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, and the California Map Society. She is the author of two previous textbooks and over 30 articles.

Table of Contents

Map Design
Introductionp. 3
Planning and Compositionp. 18
Text Material and Typographyp. 43
Color in Cartographic Designp. 57
The Geographic and Cartographic Framework
Scale, Compilation, and Generalizationp. 73
The Earth's Graticule and Projectionsp. 91
Basics of Symbolizationp. 131
Symbolizing Geographic Datap. 146
Multivariate Mappingp. 178
Nontraditional Mapping
Cartograms and Diagramsp. 189
Continuity and Change in the Computer Erap. 200
Critique of Maps
Putting It All Togetherp. 213
Commonly Used Projectionsp. 225
Resourcesp. 229
Glossaryp. 233
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 251
About the Authorp. 259
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