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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users

Handbook / Manual

By: Cynthia A Brewer

220 pages, illus

ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute

Paperback | Jul 2005 | #188247 | ISBN: 1589480899
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NHBS Price: £29.50 $36/€33 approx

About this book

This illustrated reference guide breaks down the myriad decisions regarding color, font and symbology that must be made to create maps that effectively communicate the intended message of the mapmaker. The book demystifies the basics of good cartography, walking readers through layout design, scales, north arrows, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Recognizing the need for integration with other publishing and design programs, the text also covers various export options, all of which lead to the creation of publication-worthy maps.

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Cynthia A. Brewer is a professor and associate head of the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University, where she teaches introductory cartography and map design courses and advises graduate students working in cartography. She has worked as a map and atlas design consultant for the U.S. Census Bureau, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, and National Park Service.

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