Making Maps, Third Edition: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS

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Making Maps, Third Edition: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
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  • John Krygier PhD
  • Denis Wood PhD
Brand: John Krygier Denis Wood
Edition: 3
  • Making Maps Third Edition A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
ISBN: 1462509983
Item Dimensions: 7.0 x 0.67 x 10.0 inches 0.0 pounds
Label: The Guilford Press
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: The Guilford Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 293
Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches 2.1 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2016-08-02
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Studio: The Guilford Press
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Lauded for its accessibility and beautiful design, this text has given thousands of students and professionals the tools to create effective, compelling maps. Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to the reasons for making a map and its intended purpose. All components of map making are covered: titles, labels, legends, visual hierarchy, font selection, how to turn phenomena into visual data, data organization, symbolization, and more. Innovative pedagogical features include a short graphic novella, good design/poor design map examples, end-of-chapter suggestions for further reading, and an annotated map examplar that runs throughout the book.

New to This Edition
*Expanded coverage of using mobile digital devices to collect data for maps, including discussions of location services and locational privacy.
*New and revised topics: how to do sketch maps, how map categories and symbols have changed over time, designing maps on desktop computers and mobile devices, human perception and color, and more.
*Separate, expanded chapter on map symbol abstraction.
*Additional case studies of compelling phenomena such as children's traffic fatalities based on race, the spread of tropical diseases, and the 2012 presidential election.
*Many additional color illustrations.