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Cartography: Thematic Map Design 6th Edition
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First, the book seems to have almost no awareness whatsoever of the existence of digital maps, easily the most important and prevalent form of map-making these days. Making maps for a screen is a very different animal from making them for paper. It's understandably harder to represent digital maps in book form, but to barely even mention them is bizarre.
The other glaring miss is color. It's almost unfathomable how a publisher could send a book about MAPS to print in black and white. There are a handful of color "plates" in the back, but the illustrations which accompany most of the text are grayscale only. I have never, ever been asked to turn in a black and white map. It is a difficult technique, and an incorrect one in most cases. This oversight seriously hinders what can be learned from this book, and there is little to learn here about the creative aspect of map-making.
Then again, I haven't found another book that does any better. Clearly there's an opening here for a worthy cartographer to write a replacement. Until then, this will have to do.
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Well written and should be in any Cartographers or Photogrammetrist collection.
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i still haven't received the book, i placed an order for it april 23rd this year, i would like to know what's going on O_OPublished on June 22, 2012 by tony
Great book. Had to get it from amazon because our school book store screwed up and ran out. Ended up being much cheaper here.Published on October 5, 2011 by Casey Humphries