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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

Unit Navigation IconRecommended Reading

Unit Navigation IconGlossary

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Frame maps or island maps?

Maps are being distinguished into frame maps and island maps based on how they are delimited.

Frame maps are typically delimited by a rectangular frame and contain the thematic and topographic information for the whole area that lies within the frame. Nature-related geographic topics as well as historical-territorial topics are frequently depicted using frame maps.

Island maps are limited to the depiction of a political or geographical region. The border of the map is aligned along the border of that region. This type is used if information of only one region is of interest or if the database does not provide any cross-border information.

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