Cartography Guide

A short, friendly guide to basic principles of map design

Map Design

Design in cartography can be thought of as the set of human decisions behind the map—not only the look of the map, but also choices about data, interaction, and more. We’ll give an overview of some of the important considerations in map design. First, a few overarching things to think about initially:

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