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Date Created: 02/12/15
Lecture 9 21015 How to lie with maps 0 show what is most important 0 subjective field review Large scale a lot of detail zoomed in closer to the real distance on the Earth Small scale less detail zoomed out Disadvantages 0 less structure 0 less formal awareness 0 less consistency Dissolution segmentation point conversion and line conversion Selection criteria does the method consider how the data is distributed along the number line is the resulting legend easy to understand is the method acceptable for ordinal data does the method assist in the selection of the appropriate number of class Data classification methods 0 Equal interval 0 clusters the best way to lie with maps When we have numerical data and we aren t able to represent clusters in the best way it s the best way to lie in a map Quantiles values order sorted data 0 ordinal legends 0 Mean standard deviation 0 Maximum Breaks 0 nonarbitrary 0 Natural Breaks 0 Optimal median Lecture 10 21215 Arithmetic and Geometric lnterval o arithmetic progression 0 aada2da3dan1d o geometric progression Titles 0 Sans Serifs Serif 0 features Typography o repurpose o objectives 0 audience Cartographic Requirements 0 the legibility choose typefaces that give little confusion between a c and a e and a and a select a typeface with a relative large xheight relative to lettering width avoid extremely bold forms choose a typeface has softer shading extreme vertical shading is more difficult to read than rounder forms 0 do not choose decorative typefaces on the map they are difficult to read Additional Considerations 0 do not use more than two type families on the same map 0 select a realistic lower limit for type size 0 generally speaking type size should correspond with the size or importance of map features 0 critically apply type family type style type size letter spacing word spacing kerning and leading
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