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Hi guys,

I am trying to find a specific article (it may have been a book chapter) about text placement on maps. It was required reading in a cartography class c. 2004-2005, but referred to as THE authority on the subject. It could easily have been fifty years old. It had helpful little illustrations.

I would love to find this article again, not only to refresh my concepts on text placement, but also to reference in a manual I'm writing.

I know this is a shot in the dark, but any ideas?

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Imhof?
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You might try Borden Dent's "Cartography", chapter 14. I have found it very useful.
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Bertin perhaps? We were taught a lot of stuff from Sémiologie Graphique in college.
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Hi guys,

I am trying to find a specific article (it may have been a book chapter) about text placement on maps. It was required reading in a cartography class c. 2004-2005, but referred to as THE authority on the subject. It could easily have been fifty years old. It had helpful little illustrations.

I would love to find this article again, not only to refresh my concepts on text placement, but also to reference in a manual I'm writing.

I know this is a shot in the dark, but any ideas?


Elements of Cartography (Robinson, et. al.), Chapter 22: Typography and Lettering the Map

also..

<unsure which book this is from> Chapter 1. An Introduction to Label Placement

also..

Eduard Imhof "Positioning Names on Maps" This paper used to be hosted at the Alpine Mapping Guild site, but as Martin Gamache is now at NG (hooray! see Dec 08 NG for a beautiful map solely by Martin), the site is no longer.
I do have a PDF copy I can email if you PM.

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Eduard Imhof "Positioning Names on Maps" This paper used to be hosted at the Alpine Mapping Guild site, but as Martin Gamache is now at NG (hooray! see Dec 08 NG for a beautiful map solely by Martin), the site is no longer.
I do have a PDF copy I can email if you PM.


Oh heck, why not just upload it......here it is....
http://www.mapgraphi...mes_on_Maps.pdf

Enjoy! B)

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Eduard Imhof "Positioning Names on Maps" This paper used to be hosted at the Alpine Mapping Guild site, but as Martin Gamache is now at NG (hooray! see Dec 08 NG for a beautiful map solely by Martin), the site is no longer.
I do have a PDF copy I can email if you PM.


Oh heck, why not just upload it......here it is....
http://www.mapgraphi...mes_on_Maps.pdf

Enjoy! B)

Charles Syrett
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http://www.mapgraphics.com


Thanks! I knew you were good for somethin'! :lol:

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Wow. You guys are truly amazing - thanks so much!

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Kudos to Imhof for writing it, and to Martin for making a pdf out of it. Perhaps -- if you could get the requisite permissions etc. -- you could do an OCR on it to include in the manual you're writing. A classic like this should be readily available, and required as study in any cartography course! :)

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Wow. You guys are truly amazing - thanks so much!



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There is also this article which has some illustrations:

Clifford Wood, A Descriptive and Illustrated Guide for Type Placement on Small Scale Maps, Cartographic Journal 37.1 (Jun 2000):5-18.

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