Cynthia A. Brewer is a professor and chair of the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University, USA. She teaches introductory cartography and map design courses and advises graduate students working in cartography. She has worked as a map and atlas design consultant for the US Census Bureau, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Health Statistics, and National Park Service. She is the author of Designed Maps: A Sourcebook for GIS Users (Esri Press 2008).
A comprehensive guide to creating maps that communicate effectively. In Designing Better Maps, cartographer Cynthia A. Brewer guides readers through the basics of good cartography, including layout design, scales, projections, colour selection, font choices, and symbol placement.
A graphics-intensive presentation of published maps, providing more than 70 cartographic examples that GIS users can adapt for their own design needs. Each chapter characterizes a common design decision and includes a demonstration map annotated with specific information needed to reproduce the design such as text fonts, sizes, and styles; and line weights, colours, and patterns.
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