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Lesson Navigation IconThematic Cartography

Unit Navigation IconIntroduction to thematic cartography

Unit Navigation IconDesign of thematic maps

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LO Navigation IconBuilding blocks of a thematic map

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

Unit Navigation IconTransformation of statistical data into thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconMapping techniques for thematic maps

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Basic principles

The design possibilities for thematic maps can be traced back to four basic principles, cf. Arnberger (1993, p. 32):

  • location principle
  • chart principle
  • image-static principle
  • pictorial principle

The application of these four basic principles can be familiarized by the following interaction.

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