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 Principles of Map Design

Название: Principles of Map Design
Издательство: The Guilfоrd Prеss
Автор: Judith A. Tyner
Год: 2010
Количество страниц: 259
Формат: PDF
Размер: 16 mb
Язык: English

This authoritative, reader-friendly introductory text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach. The book addresses the crucial questions that arise at each step of making a map: Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the map? Where and how will it be used? Students get the knowledge needed to make sound decisions about data, typography, color, projections, scale, symbols, and nontraditional mapping and advanced visualization techniques. The book's utility is enhanced by over 200 illustrations, including 23 color plates; suggested readings at the end of each chapter; a glossary; and recommended Web resources. All of the figures are also available online as PowerPoint slides.
"From a respected cartographer, this is a well-written and easy-to-understand textbook for an introductory course in cartography or map design. A major advantage of this book is that it does not focus on specific GIS software; rather, the design principles can be applied to any GIS software used to make maps. Design considerations for exciting new mapping technologies - such as web mapping, animated and interactive maps, and maps for the visually impaired - are also covered." - Michael Leitner, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University; Editor, Cartography and Geographic Information Science
"Tyner draws on years of experience to return a design-driven approach to the introductory cartography text. She weaves together practical and theoretical considerations in discussions that focus on an understanding of meaning rather than memorization of definitions and equations. Instructors will find the chapter featuring six 'map makeovers' to be particularly useful for teaching students the crucial skills of map editing and redesign." - Margaret Pearce, Department of Geography, Ohio University.


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