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map design

[′map di‚zīn]
(mapping)
The systematic process of arranging and assigning meaning to elements on a map for the purpose of communicating geographic knowledge in a pleasing format.
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Using Minard's map, the author describes various map designs based on differing elements and attributes.
In the map design developed for this research, the symbology generalization degree standing between the very detailed proposition of Petrovic and Masera (2004) and conventional topographic symbols.
However, clarity and readability, which are considered to be elements of good map design (Tyner 1992), suffer if the map becomes visually overloaded and the same visual variables are used for highlighting as well as for showing contrasts between the base map layers.
It is to be assumed that an indoor navigation will become commonplace within a few years, with an indoor map design hopefully not lagging behind.
One reason for this assertion by Wood and Keller is that there have been only three international symposia (or workshops) dedicated to map design in the last 40 years, while for other topics in cartography, like generallization and visualization, there have been symposiums (or workshops) every year, or every other year.
This challenge is important because most neogeographers--increasingly those who provide and deliver geospatial data on the web--have not received formal training in cartography and map design.
An Evolution in Web Mapping Technology, a Revolution in Web Map Design
Two research foci of electronic topographic map design are of particular and immediate value to the cartographic display of The National Map: (1) development of PDF topographic maps for wide distribution and (2) development of foreground and background data layers for control of visual hierarchies in each of the eight data layers for which USGS has responsibility in The National Map.
The acquisition strengthened IMA's design and production capabilities in key areas of map design, terrain modeling, and graphic animation.
the leading Promotional Map Design firm for High Tech industry hotbeds worldwide has launched the new DFW TECHNOPLEX Map campaign for 2015; the artistic map design depicts a robust hotbed for creativity and business while featuring over 100 technology and industry related companies in North Texas.
The system should formalize and automate basic map design decisions such as map scale selection, multiple sheet map configuration, and feature label placement, as well as automating all interactions with the database and necessary geometric processing.
the leading Promotional Map Design firm for High Tech industry hotbeds has launched the new TECH COAST Map campaign for 2015; the compelling map design depicts Southern California as a robust hotbed for creativity and business while featuring over 100 technology and industry related companies.