Judith A. Tyner, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. She taught in the Geography Department for over 35 years, where she served as Department Chair and as Director of the Cartography/GIS Certificate Program from its inception until her retirement. While at California State Dr. Tyner taught beginning and advanced cartography, map reading and interpretation, history of cartography, and remote sensing. She is a member of the Association of American Geographers, the North American Cartographic Information Society, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, and the California Map Society. She is the author of two previous textbooks and over 30 articles.
This authoritative, reader-friendly text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach. The book addresses the crucial questions that arise at each step of making a map: Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the map? Where and how will it be used? Students get the knowledge needed to make sound decisions about data, typography, color, projections, scale, symbols, and nontraditional mapping and advanced visualization techniques.
*Over 200 illustrations (also available at the companion website as PowerPoint slides), including 23 color plates
*Suggested readings at the end of each chapter.
*Recommended Web resources.
This authoritative, reader-friendly text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach.
I. Map Design1. Introduction2. Planning and Composition3. Text Material and Typography4. Color in Cartographic DesignII. Geographic and Cartographic Framework5. Scale, Compilation, and Generalization6. The Earth's Graticule and ProjectionsIII. Symbolization7. Basics of Symbolization8. Symbolizing Geographic Data9. Multivariate MappingIV. Nontraditional Mapping10. Cartograms and Diagrams11. Continuity and Change in the Computer EraV. Critique of Maps12. Putting It All TogetherAppendix A. Commonly Used ProjectionsAppendix B. ResourcesAppendix C. Glossary