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1 Lab 2: Cartographic Standards, Measurement Levels and Introduction to ArcMap Objectives: 1. To provide an introduction to ArcMap: far and away the most widely-used GIS and cartographic software in the industry 2. To learn basic cartographic cartographic standards and the essential elements of a map 3. To explore various cartographic visualization techniques and their use with geographic attributes of different data levels Geography 231 Introduction to Geospatial Methods Topic 5: Cartography & Cartographic Standards
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3 Esential Elements of Maps Title / Sub-Title Orientation, Direction Indicator, North Point Scale Legend / Key Source Author Inset or Index Maps Cartographic Design Elements Choose text and symbol sizes appropriate for the scale and size of map. Design maps with the end users in mind. Composition and Balance: use the space available to best represent the information while maintaining a sense of aesthetics that pleases the eye.
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Unformatted text preview: Maps should be clean crisp documents that portray Maps should be clean crisp documents that portray the information to the reader easily, quickly and accurately. 4 Cartographic Standards There are many cartographic standards. Some are specific to an organization, publisher or government but many are universal. Cartographic standards assist the legibility of a map by providing consistent representation of certain features and by visually separating different groups features and by visually separating different groups of data or features. 5 6 Point size minimums: Superman --- 2 or 3 point Better than average vision --- 4 or 5 point Average schmo --- 5 or 6 point Your Gramma --- 8 or 10 point Great Gramma --- Big print, 16 point 7 8 9 THE ONLY ACCURATE MAP IS A GLOBE 10 11 Mollweides projection Mercators projection Cylindrical (equal area) projection 12 13 14 15 16 17...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2010 for the course GEOG 158 taught by Professor Dobson,j during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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