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Gretchen Peterson

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My team and I put together a really great list of cartography links. It's organized into the following categories:
  • Cartography
  • Fonts
  • Colors
  • Web Mapping
  • Design
  • Creativity
There are about 8-20 items under each category heading ranging from must-haves like a link to ColorBrewer to valuable books like Edward Tufte's Beautiful Evidence to lesser-known but still valuable resources like Stephen Few's "Practical Rules for Using Color in Charts." CartoTalk is also on there, of course!

List of Cartographic Resources

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That's soooo nice!!

Thanks for sharing!!

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That's soooo nice!!

Thanks for sharing!!


Glad you liked it. You're welcome! :)

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Good list! But I didn't see Imhof on there anywhere? It's not a very modern text but still fairly relevant I think. I haven't read "Beautiful Evidence" yet, but I did read Tufte's first three books and I'd include "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" in your list for design. His website is also a pretty good reasource, lots of good discussions on topics that are at least partially relevant to cartographic design work.

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Good list! But I didn't see Imhof on there anywhere? It's not a very modern text but still fairly relevant I think. I haven't read "Beautiful Evidence" yet, but I did read Tufte's first three books and I'd include "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" in your list for design. His website is also a pretty good reasource, lots of good discussions on topics that are at least partially relevant to cartographic design work.


David - You're right. I will add those items ASAP.

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Congratulations and thank you Gretchen, That is a great idea, well done and very useful.
Merci
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That's great Gretchen.

Sometimes I think a cartowiki would be handy for compiling resources like this amongst the community.

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Thanks for the resource!

You might consider adding a link to the Google Fonts API , but that might be more for web design.

I also have found these articles on map projections useful:
Map Projections a working manual

Coordinate systems and map projections

And another one by Imhoff
Positioning Names on maps

Sometimes I think a cartowiki would be handy for compiling resources like this amongst the community.

The new GIS stack exchange might be a place to submit a cartowiki. I think they have wiki pages there, and we GISers could always use tips on producing better maps IMHO.

Cheers,
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Sometimes I think a cartowiki would be handy for compiling resources like this amongst the community.

The new GIS stack exchange might be a place to submit a cartowiki. I think they have wiki pages there, and we GISers could always use tips on producing better maps IMHO.


Good point that GIS Stack exchange site is quite handy, I think its still only in Public Beta and I have already used it a bit.

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Interesting idea about a carto wiki. I've been thinking about this a lot in the last month, as I've been doing more and more GIS stuff. I began thinking how useful it would be to have a step-by-step workflow for getting from ArcGIS to Illustrator, based on the experience of people who've done a lot of that. I know we've had a couple of threads on this through the years, but I can't find them, between the frequency of other use for the words Illustrator and workflow and the forum's flood control.
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Thank you Gretchen! Some really good links there. I've just ordered the book on Cartographic Relief from Amazon.

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Thank you Gretchen! Some really good links there. I've just ordered the book on Cartographic Relief from Amazon.


I'm glad it was helpful. Thanks also for linking to it from your site. I appreciate it! It sound's like David's idea to add Imhof was right-on.

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Cool list Gretchen!

The only hole that jumped out to me was the lack of Jacques Bertin's Semiology of Graphics. I find it quite foundational with respect to graphic theory and a reprint should be released very soon.

I was fortunate enough to pick-up the Wisconsin Press re-print awhile ago, but just saw that you can pre-order a version via Amazon for a great deal.

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Cool list Gretchen!

The only hole that jumped out to me was the lack of Jacques Bertin's Semiology of Graphics. I find it quite foundational with respect to graphic theory and a reprint should be released very soon.

I was fortunate enough to pick-up the Wisconsin Press re-print awhile ago, but just saw that you can pre-order a version via Amazon for a great deal.


I haven't read that one but I will take your word and that of the other 5-star reviewers and include it. I'm also going to pre-order it. Thanks!




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