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Jim Harken

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I apologize if I'm putting this in the wrong section, but lately I have been working through some good books (Imhof - Cartographic Relief Presentation, Kropla - Beginning MapServer & Chrisman - Charting the Unknown) & I wondered what everyone else had on their bookshelves & recommendations.

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Depending on what your area of interest is,

Mark Monmonier's "How to Lie With Maps" is not only a good resource, but an interesting read as well. Highly recommended if you don't already have it.

To get a little more technical, the 2008 edition of Dent's "Cartography : Thematic Map Design" is packed full of fundamentals, it covers all the basics in Cartographic design. Fairly dry text.

Also, on the fun side, I have been flipping through a copy of "You are here" It is more of an art book, covering cognitive mapping and personal geography.
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As already mentioned Imhof's "Cartographic Relief Presentation". I have "Making Maps, a visual guide to map design for GIS" by Krygier and wood - good book on basic map design. And for general design all of Edward Tufte's books with "Envisioning Information" being the most Cart related.

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Cool, thanks for the recommendations! :D
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I also suggest Cindy Brewer's "Designed Maps." It is filled with examples of good maps from various categories and provides concise commentary as to what design decisions and techniques make the maps particularly effective.

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Slocum, McMaster, Kessler, and Howard. "Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization" Third Edition

ISBN-13P: 978-0-13-229834-6

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"Geo-Business -- GIS in the Digital Organization
by James B. Pick"

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."





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