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by: Brendan Kling


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Brendan Kling
Texas A&M
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brendan Kling on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 332 at Texas A&M University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see /class/225774/geog-332-texas-a-m-university in Geography at Texas A&M University.




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Date Created: 10/21/15
Geog 332 Thematic Cartography Dr Andrew Klein Important Concepts for Exam 2 Chapters to study Typograth Choropleth Maps Dot Maps Proportional Circle Maps Isarithmatic Maps Flow Maps Cartograrns Journalistic Maps no text Chapter 14 Typographics Understand the components of type Know the difference between a serif and san serif typeface and an eXaInple of each Understand point size font font families Understand letter and word spacing as well as kerning and when to use each Understand Type legibility and discernibility and which is most impormnt in catrography Understand the lettering practices used in cartography eg point size placement font type etc Understand how much different in size letters must be made so people can tell them apart Chapter 713 Various Map Types Instead ofproviding what you should know about each individual map type I suggest you study in the following way For each map type understand 0 What data is appropriate to map using that map type 0 The General Principals behind each the design of each map type eg what changes with a choropleth map and then concentrate on UNDERSTANDING the problems particular to each map type for a choropleth it would be selecting proper shades so that it is possible to distinguish between them and that the ordering make sense 0 Understand how you scale your data for each map Don39t worry I wont ask complicated formulas 7 that is the point of the projects Think about the effects of ENUMERATION UNIT size on the map Understand the approach to and problems with designing a good legend for each type ofma Journalistic Maps 0 Understand how journalistic maps differ in their production in terms of time and content 0 Understand what has to be done to make maps interesting to a general audience


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