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Applied cartographic communication: map symbolization for atlases.

January 1, 1984

A detailed investigation of the symbolization used on general-purpose atlas reference maps. It indicates how theories of cartographic communication can be put into practice. Two major points emerge. First, that a logical scheme can be constructed from existing cartographic research and applied to an analysis of the choice of symbolization on a map. Second, the same structure appears to allow the cartographer to specify symbolization as a part of map design. An introductory review of cartographic communication is followed by an analysis of selected maps' usage of point, area and line symbols, boundaries, text and colour usage.-after Author

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Publication Year 1984
Title Applied cartographic communication: map symbolization for atlases.
Authors J.L. Morrison
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization
Index ID 70012869
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse