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Statistics for Thematic Cartography

Obtaining appropriate data is an important first step towards successful map communication. However, more important is the second stage: the processing you are going to perform on the data.

This learning unit will introduce you to various basic statistical techniques, which cartographers commonly use in mapping.

Learning Objectives

  • Know why statistical applications are so essential in cartography.
  • Be able to recognise the different levels of measurement.
  • Know how and when to standardise data.
  • Know how and when to classify data.
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