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Hello, as a cartographic educator here in Toulouse-2 university (France), i use handbooks wich are generally derivatives of the Bertin "methode graphique".

I'm begining a thesis project on cartographic design and i was wondering if you can help me to find bibliographies (in english especially) on this particular subject.

I'm currently using this NACIS web page : http://dev.nacis.org/index.cfm?x=17 , hoping to find courses descriptions and bibliographies :)

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Hello, as a cartographic educator here in Toulouse-2 university (France), i use handbooks wich are generally derivatives of the Bertin "m?thode graphique".

I'm begining a thesis project on cartographic design and i was wondering if you can help me to find bibliographies (in english especially) on this particular subject.

I'm currently using this NACIS web page : http://dev.nacis.org/index.cfm?x=17 , hoping to find courses descriptions and bibliographies :)

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Sally Hermansen who teaches Cartography at UBC has a good reading list on-line: http://www.geog.ubc....eadinglist.html

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Impressive ! Thanks a lot :)

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Sally Hermansen who teaches Cartography at UBC has a good reading list on-line: http://www.geog.ubc....eadinglist.html

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Is this list still being updated? The most recent date is 2001.
There are some newer books out, such as Cindy Brewer's book Designing Better Maps, and the one by Denis Wood and John Krygier (sorry, don't have the title handy).
Most of us could probably look at our shelves and come up with extensive lists. :)
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Sally Hermansen who teaches Cartography at UBC has a good reading list on-line: http://www.geog.ubc....eadinglist.html

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Is this list still being updated? The most recent date is 2001.
There are some newer books out, such as Cindy Brewer's book Designing Better Maps, and the one by Denis Wood and John Krygier (sorry, don't have the title handy).
Most of us could probably look at our shelves and come up with extensive lists. :)

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I frankly don't know if and when it was last updated, but it refered to alot of journal articles that wouldn't normally get suggested, so I though it was still a useful list. I assumed the obvious ones would be known already.

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Thanks for those suggestions, and sorry for the time taken to answer, my adsl connection was out of order...

As a follow up, i found the name and webpage of Prof. Judy Olson : http://www.msu.edu/~olsonj/, with an interesting list of publications.

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The Selected References on design in 'Elements of Cartography' 6th ed. Robinson et al. 1995 are also valuable.

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I would like to emphasize this truely significant and considerable work in cartographic design :

MacEachren, Alan M. (1995), How Maps Work, Guildford Press

(reprinted revised in paperback, 2004).

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I'd take a deep look at

IMHOF, E. (1972): Thematische Kartographie = Lehrbuch der Allgemeinen Geographie Vol. 10. Berlin.

Very much practical advice, especially in regards to layout and design. Also written in the quirky Imhof style, where he warns you of the fall of western civilization and slide into anarchist barbarianism if you misplace labels or use more hachures than are discernible. I love it.
Though it's shallow on the theoretic side, he presents some interesting categorization of cartographic expressions.

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I would like to emphasize this truely significant and considerable work in cartographic design :

MacEachren, Alan M. (1995), How Maps Work,  Guildford Press

(reprinted revised in paperback, 2004).

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By the same author "Some Truths with Maps" Is also quite good. Perfect for students in a GIS class for example as it is concise and not too expensive.

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Are any Imhof titles available in English?
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At least the book on Relief Presentation. Martin has several chapters scanned and available for online viewing:

http://www.alpinemap...y/Imhof/CRP.htm

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Too bad my german is not as good as it was at school... i'll try to find the "Thematische Kartographie Lehrbuch", thanks :)

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I'd take a deep look at

IMHOF, E. (1972): Thematische Kartographie = Lehrbuch der Allgemeinen Geographie Vol. 10. Berlin.

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A few other non-English cartography texts worth a perusal even if
you don't speak German or French:

Erik Arnberger: Handbuch der Thematischen Kartographie
(1966, Franz Deuticke Wien)

Sylvie Rimbert: Lecons de Cartographie Thematique
(1968, Societe D'edition D'enseighment Superieur)

Werner Witt: Thematische Kartographie
(1967, Gebruder Janecke Verlag)

I found copies via inter-library loan but have never seen copies
for sale on internet used book sites.

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WITT must be taken with a large dollop of salt. He has written from a stern perspective of producing "planning" maps. This means producing maps for government spatial development and reconstruction programs. WITT has oodles of examples, which can be interesting.

Apart from that,

ARNBERGER, IMHOF and WITT form the Pre-Bertin Trias of German Thematic Cartography.

ARNBERGER is being reprinted over and over again, and you?ll quickly find a used copy on eBay for cheap. His most interesting thoughts are his " four visualization principles" (which is of much shallower insight than Bertin offers) in which he re-introduces/re-popularized some methods harking back to the "Vienna School of pictorial statistics"

Sadly, many german cartographers are stuck at the ARNBERGER level.

EDIT: buy it at amazon http://www.amazon.de...glance&n=299956




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