Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration

Doing Good. Cartography Edition.

May 24th, 2014

You can’t get uphill by walking downhill.

Do good cartography.

If you’ve done bad cartography in the past, made some mistakes, used low-resolution datasets at high zooms, forgotten to change the font from Arial to something more engaging, employed a pastel fruit color scheme, put a north arrow on an Albers Equal Area map, provided too small of a gutter when tiling and some labels got cut off, failed to normalize the choropleth, or used solid lines for disputed territories, take heed:

Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration