Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users

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Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users
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  • Cynthia A Brewer
Brand: Brand: ESRI Press
Edition: 1
  • Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 1589481607
Item Dimensions: 10.52 x 0.43 x 8.42 inches 1.47 pounds
Label: Esri Press
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: Esri Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 170
Package Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches 1.5 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Publisher: Esri Press
Studio: Esri Press
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This sequel to the highly successful Designing Maps, offers a graphics-intensive presentation of published maps, providing cartographic examples that GIS users can then adapt for their own needs. Each chapter characterizes a common design decision and includes a demonstration map, which is annotated with specific information needed to reproduce the design, such as text fonts, sizes and styles; line weights, colors, and patterns; marker symbol fonts, sizes, and colors; and fill colors and patterns. Visual hierarchies and the purpose of each map are considered with the audience in mind, drawing a clear connection between intent and design. The book also includes a valuable task index that explains what ArcGIS 9 tools to use for desired cartographic effects. From experienced cartographers to those who make GIS maps only occasionally, all GIS users will find this book to be an indispensable resource.