Cartography. Creating Maps. Cartographers must: select the objects to be shown evaluate their relative importance find some way to simplify their form. Cartographers are limited by: the purpose of the map its scale the methods to produce it the accuracy of the data. Map Purpose.
select the objects to be shown
evaluate their relative importance
find some way to simplify their form.
Cartographers are limited by:
the purpose of the map
the methods to produce it
the accuracy of the data.
Aesthetics vs. conformality or equivalence
Political considerations (size vs. importance)
Website to discuss maps, mapmaking or related topics such as GIS, remote sensing and photogrammetry: http://www.cartotalk.com/
d) Resolution - generally large-scale maps have a great resolution.
Mapping cycling rides around Toronto 2004 to 2009 using GPS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC56P-Ro4PY
TTC Weekday Movement http://vimeo.com/1865789
Ork Posters http://www.orkposters.com/toronto.html
by county and by state
2000 Election Results
2008 Election Results
Information to be mapped is shown in a summary form e.g. USA elections
CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/refmaps.html
Connect points of equal atmospheric pressure
Shown above is a special type of graphic used by geographers.
1. Identify the type of graphic by name.
2. What qualities does it have that qualify it as a graph?
3. What qualities would qualify it as a map?
United Kingdom Department for communities and local government. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/images/Statistical%20Maps%20-%20Best%20Practice%20v5_tcm97-51126.pdf