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Practical Handbook of Thematic Cartography

Principles, Methods, and Applications

Edited by: Nicolas Lambert , Christine Zanin

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367261290
eBook ISBN: 9780429291968
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429291968
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Maps are tools used to understand space, discover territories, communicate information, and explain the results of geographical analysis. This practical handbook is about thematic cartography. With more than 120 colorful amazing illustrations, numerous boxed texts, definitions, and helpful tools, this step-by-step introduction to cartography is both the art of understanding the world and a powerful tool for explaining it. Through many hands-on tests, the reader will learn how to produce an interesting and communicative map applied to any spatial theme.

Written by experienced scholars and experts in cartography, this book is an excellent resource for undergraduate students and non-cartographers interested in designing, understanding, and interpreting maps. It includes practical exercises explained in the form of a game and provides a concise, accessible, and current address of cartographic principles, allowing readers to go deeper into cartographic design. It can be read from beginning to end like an essay or just by dipping into it for information as needed.

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