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Books on Cartography
Making Maps, Second Edition by
Call Number: GA105.3 .K79 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-23
The book covers everything from locating and processing data to making decisions about layout, symbols, color, and type.
Web Cartography by
Call Number: GA102.4.E4 M82 2014
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
Approachable, clear, and concise, the book provides a nontechnical, approachable guide to map design for the web.
GIS Cartography by
Call Number: GA105.3 .P47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-23
In this second edition of a bestseller, author Gretchen Peterson takes a "don't let the technology get in the way" approach to the presentation, focusing on the elements of good design, what makes a good map, and how to get there, rather than specific software tools.
Designed Maps by
Call Number: GA105.3 .B73 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Each chapter characterizes a common design decision and includes a demonstration map, which is annotated with specific information needed to reproduce the design, such as text fonts, sizes and styles; line weights, colors, and patterns; marker symbol fonts, sizes, and colors; and fill colors and patterns.
Tools for Cartography
A color selection tool for maps from Cynthia Brewer (MSU Alumnus), Mark Harrower and The Pennsylvania State University. Especially useful for testing colors to see if they are visible to the color blind.
Simple Icon - A collection map markers
A collection of free icons for use in mapping and other applications. These icons are used in the web map application CartoDB.