Handy Cartographic Principles Booklet

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carto-coverThe British Cartographic Society has produced a booklet outlining cartographic principles as part of their Betting Mapping Campaign.  With a focus on what makes good map design the sixty-four page booklet reviews such principles as:

  • why good cartography is important
  • map functions and map types
  • how maps are made
  • feature selection and generalisation
  • symbolisation of areas, lines, points
  • data quality and map quality
  • the basic principles of map design
  • colour and text on maps
  • page layout and marginalia
  • tips on how to make better maps

The booklet has a base price of £4.99 plus shipping and handling.  More information and access to sample pages can be found on the ordering page for Cartography: an Introduction.


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