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Lesson Navigation IconThematic Cartography

Unit Navigation IconIntroduction to thematic cartography

LO Navigation IconDefinition

LO Navigation IconMap vs. cartogram vs. diacartogram

LO Navigation IconStatements of thematic maps

LO Navigation IconData value types

LO Navigation IconQuantitative and qualitative data

LO Navigation IconData structure

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Unit Navigation IconDesign of thematic maps

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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Topographic maps depict the landscape and their elements with high precision and true to scale. Thematic maps have the aim to communicate a certain topic using a specific map type. Possibilities to display thematic information are map, cartogram and diacartogram. In addition, the following map types can be distinguished:

  • Distinction between number of layers: single-layered and multi-layered maps
  • Distinction between type and complexity of the depicted data: analytical maps, complex maps, synthetic maps
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