GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design, Second Edition 2nd Edition by Gretchen N. Peterson (Author)



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The second edition of a bestseller, this book focuses on map design theory and technique rather than map design tools. It highlights new tools and their capabilities through visual demonstrations and explanations of new techniques such as hexagonal binning, big data point density maps, scale dependent design considerations, 3D building modeling, and so on. The new edition has a much heavier focus on digital cartography and its best practices. It has also been redesigned so that it can be used as a textbook with study questions and an end-of-chapter exercise. Read more

Review “Students and novice map designers will benefit greatly by this resource, but even the seasoned cartographic professional can glean some useful information from it.”―The GIS Professional, July/August 2015″This book is an excellent text for the practicing GIS professional and for anyone who wants to know both the theoretical as well as practical underpinnings of Cartography.”―Jack Dangermond, Esri President”… Ms. Peterson provides easy-to-understand, detailed guidance on creating effective mapped communications. … an excellent resource for geo-professionals and early career mapmakers alike. … significantly contributes to better communications between mapmakers and the decision makers and consumers who need to understand phenomena being mapped. I highly recommend it to readers who want to tell the story of their studies in maps and don’t want limitations in design to detract from their important analytical message.”―J. Edward Pickle,Chief Executive Officer, Boundless” … Gretchen Peterson demystifies successful cartographic communication. She reveals that it is not talent or templates that make great maps; it is the insightful coordination of each graphic element. In user-friendly language, Peterson presents insight that cartographers and GIS professionals ― at all levels ― can use to improve the quality of the work.”―Dave Imus, Imus Geographics


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