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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

Unit Navigation IconTransformation of statistical data into thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconMapping techniques for thematic maps

Unit Navigation IconSelf Assessment

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Thematic Cartography

Thematic maps are very important in the representation of space-oriented sciences. Geography or Spatial planning can not do without thematic maps. A big deal of presently published or printed maps deal with thematic content. Among others, media maps make a relevant part. The actual lesson deals with the theoretic basics of thematic cartography and introduces the most important thematic map types.

Learning Objectives

  • You will get an introduction in theory of thematic cartography.
  • You will learn the most important aspects of designing a thematic map.
  • You will get to know the procedure of creating a thematic map.
  • You will receive informations about how to get the needed data and how to make it usable for map representation.
  • You will get to know the most relevant thematic map types.
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