How Useful is Tufte for Making Maps?

Filed in Maps and Cartography by on September 1, 2007
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John Krygier, in a post called “How Useful is Tufte for Making Maps?“, takes a look at Edward Tufte’s visual design book, “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information”from the viewpoint of how helpful it is in map making. From his review, John pulled out twenty practical guidelines he calls Tufteisms. He further distills those twenty points his own defined six commandments for map making and cartography:

  1. Map Substantial Information
  2. Don’t Lie with Maps
  3. Effectively Label Maps
  4. Minimize Map Crap
  5. Map Layout Matters
  6. Evaluate your Map

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