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Map compiling, map reading, and cartographic design in "Pragmatic pyramid of thematic mapping"

Beata Medyńska-Gulij
  • Institute of Physical Geography and Environmental Planning, Department of Cartography and Geomatics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Published Online: 2010-04-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10117-010-0006-5

Map compiling, map reading, and cartographic design in "Pragmatic pyramid of thematic mapping"

This paper concerns the dependent relationships between map compilation, map reading, and cartographic design with special regard to thematic mapping. The first step is to measure the simple relationship between cartographic practice and map design and present a pyramid of pragmatic thematic mapping. The model contains various types of maps, a range of cartographic principles, and sources of knowledge for map design. When presented as a pyramid, these functional dependencies can refer to a series of pragmatic criteria which relate to the use of thematic maps.

Keywords: pragmatic cartography; thematic mapping; cartographic design

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Published Online: 2010-04-05

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Citation Information: Quaestiones Geographicae, ISSN (Print) 0137-477X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10117-010-0006-5. Export Citation

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