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Creating Cartographically Appealing Maps

  • 18 Mar 2019 9:31 AM
    Message # 7229547

    Are there source on the web to make maps look good.

    Something to explain Text Style, Color, Layout, line type, etc.

    I found this http://colorbrewer2.org/#type=diverging&scheme=BrBG&n=7

    And I intend on picking up Cynthia Brewers book too.

    Thanks All!

  • 18 Mar 2019 10:56 AM
    Reply # 7229741 on 7229547
    Amy Roust (Administrator)

    I haven't had a chance to take this, but Esri has a MOOC on that topic.

    https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/596e584bb826875993ba4ebf/cartography./

  • 19 Mar 2019 7:11 AM
    Reply # 7234029 on 7229547

    I took the on-line instructor led Designing Maps class a couple months ago.  Really good 2 day class.

  • 19 Mar 2019 8:58 AM
    Reply # 7234156 on 7229741
    Amy Roust wrote:

    I haven't had a chance to take this, but Esri has a MOOC on that topic.

    https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/596e584bb826875993ba4ebf/cartography./

    This MOOC is really good!
  • 19 Mar 2019 9:44 AM
    Reply # 7234234 on 7229547

    Thanks everyone. That class is free great!

  • 20 Mar 2019 8:12 AM
    Reply # 7236104 on 7229547

    one good book every serious cartographer should read is "How to Lie with Maps" by Mark Monmonier. 

    I took some Adobe InDesign courses at a local community college, and through that software training learned a lot about general graphic design, including stuff like typography, leading, kerning, tracking, RGB vs CMYK, all things that translate directly into good cartographic design.  

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