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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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Scale, format and location

Scale, format and location depend on each other. Even if the scale and the location are determined by the decision of the topic, further corrections of these three parameters may make sense after the analysis and the map concept phases. Which parameter should possibly be changed or is of priority depends on the purpose the map should have later-on. However, at most only two of the three parameters can be changed (Hochrein 1986). If the decisions are also set, the basemap can be equipped and the map projection can be chosen.

Source:Source: (Hochrein 1986)
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