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Cartography - an introduction- A practical guide to making better maps

Published by the British Cartographic Society in support of its Better Mapping campaign. 

Illustrated with over 250 maps

and diagrams.

190mm x 225mm • 96pp 

full colour • paperback

A must-have reference for mapmakers

Covering the fundamentals of what actually works in map design, the new edition of our bestselling title has been updated and expanded to include sections on web mapping, thematic cartography, coordinate systems and datums.

Written and illustrated by Giles Darkes and Mary Spence MBE, two of the country's leading cartographic practitioners.

Prepared on behalf of The British Cartographic Society by Giles Darkes, Cartographic Consultant, and Mary Spence MBE, one of the UK’s leading cartographic practitioners, this booklet has been published by BCS in support of its Better Mapping Campaign. Its aim is to give basic information on what works well in map design and to get the world thinking about maps and their messages. Cartography - an introduction, is a comprehensive little A6 booklet covering the fundamentals of mapping such 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 Cartography - an introduction

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ISBN: 9780904482256

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