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Miscellanea Geographica

Regional Studies on Development

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Choropleth maps and diagram maps in atlas of cartographic presentation methods

Jacek Pasławski / Jolanta Korycka-Skorupa / Tomasz Nowacki / Tomasz Opach
Published Online: 2012-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0022-5

Abstract

The online Atlas kartograficznych metod prezentacji [Atlas of cartographic presentation methods, hereinafter the Atlas] is a research project being carried out at the Department of Cartography of the University of Warsaw. The aim of the project is to systematize knowledge about the use of cartographic presentation methods. This study discusses selected issues related to two of the five presentation methods analysed in the project, viz. the choropleth map and the diagram map. A rational application of two quite commonly-used presentation methods leads to a number of problems. These problems are most easily visible during attempts to program its implementation in the web-based Atlas and are largely due to the difficulties with drawing a clear boundary between what is a good and a bad map. For this reason, the system operator’s skill and eye for the graphics of semi-automated visualisation seem to be of key importance.

Keywords : Cartographic presentation methods; choropleth map; diagram map; class selection; graduated symbol scaling

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Published Online: 2012-10-18

Published in Print: 2012-10-01


Citation Information: Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, ISSN (Print) 0867-6046, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10288-012-0022-5.

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