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K Pearson

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Working with GIS Data Adobe CS2 and MAPublisher. I am totally a self taught novice. Looking for free resources to learn the cartography side of GIS mapmaking. NO money and no time to go to school.
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A good place to start based on your background might be John Krygier and Denis Wood's book:
Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
http://makingmaps.owu.edu/
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Another good book that recently came out is by Cynthia Brewer and called "Designing Better Maps - A Guide for GIS Users." It is however, directed to GIS users and would be a general (conceptual) guide. She also has a new online course ($150) for ArcGIS users, but the first module is free and worthy of a quick look.

There are other disparate sources online too - Tom Patterson has a great online source for info pertaining to base maps and "gourmet cartography."

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pick up Borden Dent's Thematic Cartography... a very valuable resource. There is a reading list on this forum somewhere, do a search for it.

how experienced are you in CS2 and Mapublisher?

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pick up Borden Dent's Thematic Cartography... a very valuable resource. There is a reading list on this forum somewhere, do a search for it.

how experienced are you in CS2 and Mapublisher?

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I'm not sure how I would rate myself. Novice I guess. I have been working with it for about 8 months. Have produced a few road maps so far.

Thanks for the suggestions.




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