By Colette Cauvin, Francisco Escobar, Aziz Serradj
A thematic map is a map that illustrates greater than easily geographical relationships or destinations, yet relatively additionally portrays issues, styles, or facts in relation to actual, social, scientific, monetary, political, or the other element of a zone or location. Examples contain maps that express adaptations of inhabitants density, weather information, wealth, balloting intentions, or lifestyles expectancy with geographical location. those instruments became principal to the paintings of scientists, practitioners, and scholars in approximately each box, from epidemiology to political technology, and are favourite to individuals of the general public as a typical technique of expressing complex and multivariate details in simply understood graphical codecs.
This set of 3 volumes on Thematic Cartography considers maps as info constructs because of a couple of successive details adjustments and the goods of determination phases, built-in right into a logical reasoning and the order of these choices. It thereby presents a radical knowing of the theoretical foundation for thematic mapping, in addition to the technique of utilizing a number of the recommendations and methodologies so one can create a wanted analytical presentation.
This first quantity introduces the fundamentals of thematic cartography. The authors current the adjustments essential to the creation – utilizing a systematic strategy – of any thematic map. 4 levels are distinctive: from geographic entities to cartographic items; the [XY] transformation; the [XYZ] cartographic changes; and the semiotic transformation. Technical points giving map-reading keys also are included.