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Lesson Navigation IconThematic Cartography

Unit Navigation IconIntroduction to thematic cartography

Unit Navigation IconDesign of thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconPreliminary decisions and questions for the creation of a thematic map

LO Navigation IconChoice of the topic

LO Navigation IconAnalysis and concept

LO Navigation IconScale, format and location

LO Navigation IconChoice of the map projection

LO Navigation IconFrame maps or island maps?

LO Navigation IconSingle-colour or multi-colour maps

LO Navigation IconLabeling

LO Navigation IconDesign and structure of a map

LO Navigation IconSummary

LO Navigation IconRecommended Reading

Unit Navigation IconTransformation of statistical data into thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconMapping techniques for thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconSelf Assessment

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Choice of the topic

The decision to depict a topic as a map is tightly coupled to the chosen topic. Not every topic can be incorporated into a map in a meaningful way. A tabular depiction or a simple description in the shape of a text can be a sensible choice. However, once the decision is set the topic has to be specified precisely. In addition, first considerations have to be made concerning the data and the design of the map. Where do I get necessary data from, which data do I need for this purpose and how should the map look like in general?
Source:Source: (Hochrein 1986)
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