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Unformatted text preview: GIS3043C GIS for Environmental Studies Fall 2010 Michael J. Gilbrook, GISP, AICP Frank Salmon, GISP Lecture 08 Cartography & Map Making Objectives for Tonight’s Class Learning the Components of a Map Understanding Good Map Design Issues Map orientation Applying Bertin’s visual variables Good label placement Understanding Map Scale Absolute vs. relative scales Verbal vs. graphical scales Appropriate scales for various map types Map Examples Fall 2010 Lecture #08 Slide Number 2 Fall 2010 Lecture #08 Slide Number 3 Elements of a Map Map Body Neatline Graticule Source or Notes Title Legend or Key North Arrow Scale Label Fall 2010 Lecture #08 Slide Number 4 Map Layout Design “Traditional” Design Title at top Key at bottom Map body doesn’t fit well into available space Title and Key not integrated, don’t support one another Better, Integrated Design Map body fills page Title and Key in proximity to better support one another Fall 2010 Lecture #08 Slide Number 5 Layout - Neatline & Graticule Neatline Optional element Provides a visual border Guides trimming May interfere with binding Graticule Optional element Provides locational reference grid Coordinates/Units • Geographic (DMS, DD) • Map Projection (ft, m) Fall 2010 Lecture #08 Slide Number 6 Layout – North Arrow & Scale North Arrow Many different designs Points up by default, maps should be oriented N up...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course GIS 3043 taught by Professor Gilbrook during the Fall '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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GIS3043_Lecture_08 - GIS3043C GIS for Environmental Studies...

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