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Cartography : thematic map design

Author: Borden D Dent; Jeffrey Torguson; T W Hodler
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"The sixth edition has retained the focus of earlier editions on excellence in the principles of thematic map design."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Thematic maps
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Borden D Dent; Jeffrey Torguson; T W Hodler
ISBN: 9780072943825 0072943823
OCLC Number: 184827987
Description: xvi, 336 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION TO THEMATIC MAPPING: The realm of maps --
Cartographic abstraction and generalization --
Thematic map design --
BASIC GEODESY, COORDINATE SYSTEMS, AND SCALE: Basic geodesy --
Coordinate geometry for the cartographer --
Scale revisited --
MAP PROJECTIONS: The map projection process --
Employment of map projections --
THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHIC DATA AND THE SELECTION OF THEMATIC MAP SYMBOLS: The nature of data --
Data measurement --
Data: thematic map relationships --
Cartographic error --
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND DATA CLASSIFICATION: Overview of a data set --
Data classification --
Summary and comparison of major classification methods --
MAPPING ENUMERATION AND OTHER AREALLY AGGREGATED DATA: THE CHOROPLETH MAP: Selecting the choropleth technique --
Data classification revisited --
Legend design, areal symbolization, and base map design --
Dasymetric mapping --
THE DOT DENSITY MAP: Mapping technique --
The Mapping activity --
Visual impressions of dot maps: questions of numerousness and density --
FROM POINT TO POINT: THE PROPORTIONAL SYMBOL MAP: Conceptual basis for proportional point symbol mapping --
Proportional symbol scaling --
Proportional symbol legend design --
Graphic design considerations for proportional point symbol maps --
MAPPING GEOGRAPHIC SURFACES: ISARITHMIC AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPS: The nature of isarithmic and three-dimensional mapping --
Isarithmic practices --
Design aspects for isarithmic and continuous surface maps --
THE CARTOGRAM: VALUE-BY-AREA MAPPING: The value-by-area cartogram defined --
Communicating with cartograms --
DYNAMIC REPRESENTATION: THE DESIGN OF FLOW MAPS: The purpose of flow mapping --
Historical highlights of the method --
Designing flow maps --
Summary of mapping techniques --
THE MAP DESIGN PROCESS AND THE ELEMENTS OF MAP COMPOSITION: The design process --
The map's design elements --
Design levels on the map --
Elements of map composition --
The visual hierarchy of map organization: figure-ground relationship --
Achieving the visual hierarchy --
The special case of the land-water contrast --
Designing the page-size map --
MAKING THE MAP READABLE: THE INTELLIGENT USE OF TYPE: Functions of map lettering --
The elements of type --
Guidelines for type selection and placement --
Practical example --
PRINCIPLES FOR COLOR THEMATIC MAPS: Light and the color spectrum --
Color perception --
Color theories --
The desert island experiment --
Components of color --
Color models --
Device limitations --
Color matching systems --
Subjective reactions to color --
Color in cartographic design --
PRINTING FUNDAMENTALS AND PREPRESS OPERATIONS FOR THE CARTOGRAPHER: Cartography and digital printing --
Desktop printing --
Commercial printing technology --
Commercial printing --
The map production process --
Digital presses --
INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL AND WEB MAPPING: Map formats and structures --
Understanding the medium --
Design implications for thematic mapping --
EFFECTIVE GRAPHING FOR CARTOGRAPHERS: Brief history of graphing --
Organization of this chapter --
Graph data --
Graphical excellence --
Principles of design applied to graphs --
Graph types.
Responsibility: Borden D. Dent, Jeffrey S. Torguson, Thomas W. Hodler.
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"The sixth edition has retained the focus of earlier editions on excellence in the principles of thematic map design."--Cover.

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