Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users

By Cynthia A. Brewer

Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, breaks down the myriad decisions involved in creating maps that communicate effectively. The second edition includes updated material and a new chapter on map publishing.

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Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, is a comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. In Designing Better Maps, renowned cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, color selection, font choices, and symbol placement. Designing Better Maps also describes the author's ColorBrewer application, an online color selection tool. The second edition includes a new chapter on map publishing.

Cynthia A. Brewer
Cynthia A. Brewer is a professor and chair of the Dept. of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a map and atlas design consultant for the US Census Bureau, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, and National Park Service.

 

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