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UsingAdvancedCartographic

TechniquestoCreateanAward
WinningMap
RebeccaBroadbent
TCEQGISTraining
March6,2017
DesigningtheBasemap
Trydifferentcolorrampsforrasterdatasets.
Experimentwithdifferenthillshadetechniques.
TrydifferentRasterTools.
ESRITerrainToolstoolboxdownload
http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4b2ea7c
5f87d476a8849c804b81667aa
Learnaboutnewtechniquesandtoolsets.
ManyfreeelearningoptionsatESRIwithan
organizationalaccount.
Color
Befamiliarwiththecustomarycolorsforyour
maptheme,andthendecideifyouwantor
needtochangethemtogetyourdesiredlook.
Experimentwithdifferentcolorstry
somethingyouhavenottriedbefore.
Gobeyondthedefaults.
DesigningtheMapContent
Trydatasetsfromdifferenttimes,ifapplicable.
Experimentwithunusualtechniquesfor
symbolizingmapelements.
Negativebuffersforborders.
Uselabelsaspointfeaturesinsteadofpoints.
Experimentwithvignettedesigns.
Experimentwithmultiplelayerswithtransparency
settoallowmorethanonelayertoshow.
Fonts
Choosefontsthatcomplementandaddtothe
storyofyourmap.
CartographersToolkit:Colors,Typography,
PatternsbyGretchenNPeterson.
Experimentandtrynewthings.
Gobeyondthedefaults!
CustomizingtheSurnamesLayer
Surnametextwaschosentocomplementthe
historicnatureofthedatabeingmapped.
Goudy Medieval forsurnames.
Goudy Old Style forothermapelements.
Sizeofthesurnameindicateshow
manypeoplewiththatsurname
wereborninthatcounty.
Surnamesareplacedtoreflectthepopulation
densitywithineachcountyatthetimeofthe
census.
DesigningtheMapLayout
Experimentwithmapmarginaliadesigns.
Useinsetmapswhenappropriate.
Usecartographicrepresentationtohelpmake
mapelementspop.
Useamapgridandindexifitsuitsyour
purpose.
TickTockGoestheClock
Lotsoflittletouchesaddsuptolotsoftime
Isitreallyworththeextratimeandeffort?
Considerthealternative:abadmap.
Tryabeforeandaftercomparison.
Trymotivationthroughrecognition.
MapDesignIdeas
Lookatmapsotherpeoplehave Keepmapbooksnearbytoreferto
made whenyouneednewideas
MapDesignIdeas Websites
ArcGISToolboxhelp:
http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/main/tools/aquick
tourofgeoprocessingtoolreferences.htm

ESRIMapBookGallery:
http://www.esri.com/mapmuseum

MapsWeLovebyESRI:
http://www.esri.com/products/mapswelove

CartoGeek blog BlogaboutmapdesignbyKennethField.


http://carto.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html

ICACommissiononMapDesign:
http://mapdesign.icaci.org/
MapDesignIdeas Books
Brewer,CynthiaA.DesigningBetterMaps:AGuidefor
GISUsers.Redlands,California:ESRIPress,2005.

Peterson,GretchenN.Cartographer'sToolkit:Colors,
Typography,Patterns.FortCollins,
Colorado:PetersonGIS,2012.

Peterson,GretchenN.GISCartography:AGuideto
EffectiveMapDesign.BocaRaton,Florida:CRCPress,
2009.

Comingin2017:Cartography, byKennethFieldand
DamienSaunder.
TrysomethingNEW!
GoBeyondtheDefaults!
MakeYourMapsYourOwn!
HaveFUN!
RebeccaBroadbent
rkbroadbent@gmail.com
www.mappingyourworld.com