Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration

Quick Map

August 30th, 2011

When working on any GIS / mapping project there will probably be at least a small amount of back-and-forth between you and someone else on the team. Whether that someone else is your co-worker, client, boss, or intern, you need to make sure you use the right words in conjunction with those quickly-created maps that you send back and forth. And the right words would be…

This is a quick-map of … to show you …

This indicates to the recipient that you realize that the map is not up to snuff cartographically speaking, and that your only purpose in sharing it is to have a question answered or to make a quick point.

Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration