Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS / Edition 1

Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS / Edition 1

by John Krygier, Denis Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593852002

ISBN-13: 9781593852009

Pub. Date: 09/05/2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

A concise, down-to-earth guide to creating maps using GIS, this book is visually engaging, clear, and compelling--exactly how an effective map should be. Featuring over 300 maps and other figures, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices, the book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, map

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A concise, down-to-earth guide to creating maps using GIS, this book is visually engaging, clear, and compelling--exactly how an effective map should be. Featuring over 300 maps and other figures, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices, the book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, map symbols, color, and type. For students, professionals, and others who want to make better maps, this is an essential, uniquely helpful resource. The author's website (http://makingmaps.owu.edu) offers excerpts from each chapter, links to related sites, and a regularly updated blog on the topic of making maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852009
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/05/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


1. What Is a Map?
2. Why Are You Making Your Map?
3. Mappable Data
4. Map-Making Tools
5. Geographic Framework
6. Map Layout
7. Intellectual and Visual Hierarchies
8. Map Generalization and Classification
9. Map Symbolization
10. Type on Maps
11. Color on Maps
12. Finishing Your Map

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