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Got a Map for 2nd Edition of GIS Cartography?

OCAD cartography in GIS Cartography book?

Gretchen Peterson, author of GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design is seeking well designed maps to feature in the 2nd edition of her book. So if you are particularly proud of one of your OCAD maps and have good feedback from users, then check out Gretchen’s call for submissions.

The key criterion must be great design but a map that is distinguished from the norm might well be a high value secondary consideration. Thus it strikes me that a greatly detailed orienteering map might distinguish itself from other great design submissions.

Interestingly the Atlas of Design which I also reviewed, featured just one down under map, the Marlborough Sounds. At first glance it resembled a New Zealand government topo map but closer examination showed many subtle yet significant improvements for its intended use as a wall map.

You are right if you think Gretchen’s name is familiar. She is also author of Cartographer’s Toolkit which I reviewed earlier this year. The book  featured as a popular OCAD bonus item some months back. Gretchen’s blog A Cartographer’s Toolkit is a favourite of mine.

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